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GlIvMAN MARSTON. 



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A HISTORY 



OF THE 



Second Regiment, 



New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, 



WAR OF THE REBELLION. 



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BY 

Martin A. Haynes, 

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Lakeport, New Hampshire. 
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PREFACE. 



Thirty years age and more, the present writer published a 
History of the Second Regiment — an unpretending Uttle volume 
which has received much greater commendation than its author had 
even a suspicion it was entitled to. Its chief, and perhaps only, 
excellence lay in the fact that it was a "free-hand" sketch of the 
regiment's adventures and misadventures, dashed off while the 
events narrated were still as but the doings of. yesterday in mind 
and memory. That Httle volume is now quoted as one of the 
scarcest of all the war histories, and the stray copy which occasion- 
ally finds its way into the market commands an almost fabulous 
price. 

The present work is in no sense a re- writing or revision of the 
former volume. The writer has had at his command a great deal 
of material not then conveniently available, from which he has 
attempted to construct a reasonably complete and fairly satisfactory 
history of the regiment. He has carefully avoided all " padding." 
The aim has been, not to see how large a book he could make, but 
rather into how few pages he could condense the material he had, 
without omitting or slighting matters necessary to a proper under- 
standing and appreciation of the regiment's career. He has also 
carefully avoided the temptation to indulge in lurid descriptions, 
and has told the story he had to tell in the straightforward, concise 
narrative form which has seemed the fittest setting for the Second's 
great deeds. 

The writer fully appreciates that his most exacting critics will 
be the grizzled old fellows who in their glorious young manhood 
wrought the deeds of which this book is a record. If it but passes 
muster with them, he has little care for what others may think or 
say. To you, living or dead, comrades of the Old Second, this 
volume is affectionately inscribed and dedicated. 



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THE BOOK-MAKERS. 



In the making of this book, many hands have had a part, and 
many acknowledgments are due. 

The author takes great pride in the fact that the typographical 
composition, from cover to cover, is entirely his own handiwork. 
In the little toy printing office which is an adjunct of his library, 
he has spent his spare time in putting this book into type ; and 
when it is stated that an even year, almost to a day, covered the 
beginning and the end of the work, his fellow craftsmen, at least, 
will understand that he either had a great deal of spare time, or was 
very industrious — perhaps both. 

On the completion of a form, it was securely boxed and sent to 
the Republican Press Association, at Concord, who are entitled to 
all the credit for the character of the press work. Also the binding. 

The line engravings were all produced by the Union Publishing 
Co., of Manchester. The superintendent of their art department, 
our old-time artist friend Prof. J. Warren Thyng, kindly undertook 
the drawing of the pictures, and to him the readers of this book are 
mainly indebted for the beauty of these illustrations. 

Of the half-tone portraits, over fifty were engraved by Mr. Fred 
L. Nay, of Antrim. Purely from his own interest in the work, and 
a desire to have the men from his own section well represented, he 
scoured the country for portraits (often, we have reason to believe, 
at considerable expense to himself), thereby finding a number of 
rare portraits which otherwise would. not have been secured. 

The great bulk of the half-tone engravings, including all the full- 
page, were made by the Republican Press Association. 

The interesting and appropriate vignettes at the commencement 
of each chapter were generously contributed by our old friend, Capt. 
John McElroy, manager of the National Tribune^ at Washington. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



CHAFFER I. 

April, iBbi, to July 15, /56/.—EARLY REQUISITIONS FOR TROOPS— SECOND 
REGIMENT ORGANIZED FOR THREE MONTHS' SERVICE^RE-ORGAN- 
IZED AS THREE YEARS REGIMENT — " CAMP CONSTITUTION," AT 
PORTSMOUTH— OFF FOR THE WAR— OVATIONS IN BOSTON AND NEW 
YORK— ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF LIEUTENANT WALKER— THE MARCH 
THROUGH BALTIMORE—" CAMP SULLIVAN/' AT WASHINGTON— THE 
TRAGEDY OF CORPORAL CALEF— THE SECOND ATTACHED TO BURN- 
SIDE'S BRIGADE. . . . i 

CHAPTER II. 

July lb to 22, /56/.— THE FIRST BULL RUN CAMPAIGN— ADVANCE INTO 
VIRGINIA— CAPTAIN EPHRAIM WESTON— IN CAMP NEAR CENTRE- 
VILLE— ADVANCE TO BULL RUN— A FEMALE PROPHET— SECOND FIRES 
ON A GEORGIA REGIMENT— CHARLES TABER'S EXPERIENCE— IMBO- 
DEN'S REBEL BATTERY — COLONEL MARSTON WOUNDED— UNION 
REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVE— MCDOWELL ANNOUNCES A VICTORY- 
BATTLE RENEWED— THE SECOND ON THE HENRY HILL— INCIDENTS 
OF THE RETREAT— JOHN L. RICE— THE AFFAIR AT CUB RUN— AMPU- 
TATION OF ISAAC W. DERBY'S ARM— REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. FISKE. 19 

CHAPTER III. 

July 23, i8bi, to April 10, 7562.— HOOKER'S BRIGADE ORGANIZED AT BLAD- 
ENSBURG— MARCH TO THE LOWER POTOMAC— SECOND IN CAMP AT 
HILLTOP— A YOUNG MARYLANDER TAUGHT A LESSON— STAKING OFF 
THE GUARD LINE— WINTER CAMP AT BUDD'S FERRY— INCIDENTS OF 
THE REBEL BLOCKADE— GEN. NAGLEE IN COMMAND OF BRIGADE— 
MARSTON'S FAMOUS DUNGEON— MARSTON BEATS GEN. MCCLELLAN'S 
ORDNANCE OFFICER— THE REBELS EVACUATE THEIR POSITIONS- 
MURDER OF LUTHER W. FASSETT BY REBEL SCOUTS— HOOKER'S 
DIVISION EMBARK FOR THE PENINSULA— THE SECOND REGIMENT 
STORM-BOUND AT POINT LOOKOUT. 42 

CHAPTER IV. 

April II to May 4, /562.— THE SECOND ARRIVES AT FORT MON^IOE^A SIGHT 
AT THE "MONITOR" AND " MERRIMACK"— DISEMBARKS AT CHEESE- 
MAN'S CREEK— THE SEIGE OF YORKTOWN— PROF. LOWE'S BALLOON 
—FATIGUE DUTY IN THE TRENCHES— ROAD BUILDING UNDER DIF- 
FICULTIES—GEN. GROVER RELIEVES NAGLEE— REBELS EVACUATE 
YORKTOWN— THE PURSUIT TOWARD WILLIAMSBURG. .... 56 



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CHAPTER V. 

May 5, /562.— THE BATTLE OF WILLIAMSBURG— GROVER'S BRIGADE OPENS 
THE FIGHT— THE SECOND IN FRONT OF FORT MAGRUDER— A CON- 
TEST OF SHARPSHOOTERS— THOMPSON'S DEAD SHOT— FT. MAGRUDER 
SILENCED— THE SECOND AND THIRD BRIGADES OVERWHELMED— 
THE SECOND REGIMENT DEPLOYED AS SKIRMISHERS— A SAVAGE 
BUSH-FIGHT— LITTLE DICKEY'S PRISONER— DAVE. STEELE'S CHARGE 
— " YOUR OWN ADAMS "—A DESPERATE CRISIS— HEINTZELMAN AT A 
WHITE HEAT— KEARNEY'S ARRIVAL— THE FINAL RUSH— COLONEL 
MARSTON'S REPORT. 65 

CHAPTER VI. 

May 6 to June 26, /562.— ADVANCE UP THE PENINSULA— ACROSS THE CHICK- 
AHOMINY— IMPROVISED TORCHLIGHT PARADE— GROVER'S BRIGADE 
AT POPLAR HILL^THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS— HOOKER'S POSITION 
AT FAIR OAKS— A LIVELY PICKET FIGHT— SIMMONS' REBEL FRIEND 
—THE BATTLE OF OAK GROVE— DESPERATE VALOR OF COMPANY B 
—HARRIET DAME'S GRIEF— SHARPSHOOTING INCIDENTS— A TERRIFIC 
" GOOD NIGHT"— A CROWD OF SKULKERS— COL. MARSTONS OFFICIAL 
REPORT OF BATTLE OF OAK GROVE. 83 

CHAPTER VII. 

June 27 'to August 22, /<S62.— THE "CHANGE OF BASE"— BATTLE OF PEACH 
ORCHARD, OR ALLEN'S FARM— WITHDRAWAL ACROSS WHITE OAK 
SWAMP— THE SECOND LOSES THE ROAD— BATTLE OF GLENDALE— 
THE ATTACK ON MCCALL— SECOND REGIMENT DETACHED TO SUP- 
PORT DE RUSSY'S BATTERY— IT REJOINS THE BRIGADE— GROVER 
REPULSES AN ATTACK, AND ADVANCES— EXPLOSIVE BULLETS FIRED 
BY THE REBELS— A COLONEL WHO HAD HEARD OF THE SECOND— 
A NIGHT OF HORRORS— BATTLE OF MALVERN HILL— COL. MARS- 
TON'S CONFIDENCE— AT HARRISON'S LANDING — MARSTON'S TILT 
WITH GROVER— HOOKER'S RECONNOISSANCE TO MALVERN HILL— 
THE PENINSULA EVACUATED— COL. MARSTON'S OFFICIAL REPORT 
OF BATTLE OF GLENDALE. 102 

CHAPTER VIII. 

August 23 to September 3, /562.— HOOKER'S DIVISION ARRIVES AT WARREN- 
TON JUNCTION— STONEWALL JACKSON IN THE REAR— THE BATTLE 
OF KETTLE RUN— A BATTERY THE SECOND DID NOT SUPPORT— 
EWELL RETREATS TO MANASSAS JUNCTION— THE SECOND BATTLE 
OF BULL RUN— CHARGE OF GROVER'S BRIGADE— INCIDENTS OF A 
HAND-TO-HAND STRUGGLE— THE LOSSES OF THE SECOND— WHAT 
THE OFFICIAL REPORTS SAY— ANOTHER DAY OF FIGHTING— RE- 
TREAT TO CENTREVILLE — BATTLE OF CHANTILLY— THE RETREAT 
CONTINUED TO ALEXANDRIA. 123 

CHAPTER IX. 

September 4, 1862, to February 25, 1863.— ON DUTY IN THE DEFENCES OF 
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SECOND ON CENTREVILLE HEIGHTS— REJOINS THE ARMY BEFORE 
FREDERICKSBURG— BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG— THE SECOND AS 
GUARD FOR PONTOON BRIDGES— A DAY OF SKIRMISHING— DAVE. 
STEELE ON SNAKES— SERGEANT VICKERY PAYS FOR HIS FUN— INCI- 
DENTS OF A TRUCE— ARMY RETIRES ACROSS THE RAPPAHANNOCK 
—THE " MUD MARCH "— RECONNOISSANCE TO UNITED STATES FORD. 141 

CHAPTER X. 

February 26 to July /, /56i.— SECOND REGIMENT ORDERED TO NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE-ESPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 13"— THE JOURNEY HOME— OVATIONS 
IN BOSTON AND MANCHESTER— GALA DAY RECEPTION IN CONCORD 
—THE SEVENTEENTH INCORPORATED WITH THE SECOND— RETURN 
TO WASHINGTON— IN CAMPiON EAST CAPITOL HILL— REJOINS ARMY 
OF THE POTOMAC— A NIGHT STAMPEDE— THE TOW PATH MARCH- 
DIARY ACCOUNT OF MARCH TO GETTYSBURG. 152 

CHAPTER XL 

July 2 to July 4y /56j.— BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG — NIGHT MARCH FROM 
EMMITS BURG— SECOND REGIMENT REPORTS TO GEN. GRAHAM— 
IN SUPPORT OF AMES' BATTERY— HORRIBLE DEATH OF CORPORAL 
BIGNALL— JOHN A. BARKER'S EXPERIENCE— THE MURDEROUS FIGHT 
AT SHERFEY'S PEACH ORCHARD— ADVANCE OF MCLAW'S DIVISION- 
COUNTER CHARGE BY THE SECOND REGIMENT— THE REGIMENT'S 
SURPASSING DISCIPLINE— IT CHANGES FRONT, FIGHTING AND RE- 
TREATING—ITS LAST STAND, AS TOLD BY COLONEL BAILEY- 
RECAPITULATION OF REGIMENTAL LOSS— RESCUE OF WOUNDED— 
CO. B'S FIGHT AT THE WENTZ HOUSE, AS TOLD BY PRIVATE HOLDEN 
—COL. BAILEY'S OFFICIAL REPORT. 166 

CHAPTER Xn. 

July s to July 30, /56i.— PURSUIT OF LEE— A CAMP RIOT— BATTLE OF WAP- 
PING HEIGHTS— ADVANCE TO FRONT ROYAL— SECOND REGIMENT 
ARRIVES AT WARRENTON— DETACHED FOR SERVICE UNDER GEN. 
MARSTON— PROCEEDS TO WASHINGTON— THENCE TO PT. LOOKOUT, 
MD. 190 

CHAPTER Xni. 

July 31, 1863, to April 7, /56.^.— POINT| LOOKOUT— jDEPOT FOR PRISONERS 
OF WAR ESTABLISHED— THE PRISON CAMP AND DISCIPLINE— PLANS 
AND EFFORTS TO ESCAPE— SECOND REGIMENT FILLED UP WITH 
"BOUNTY JUMPERS "—A CITY OF REFUGE FOR CONTRABANDS— RAID 
INTO THE NORTHERN NECK— THE SECOND JOINS THE ARMY OF 
THE JAMES. 199 

CHAPTER XIV. 

April 8 to May28,i864—'B[JT'LER'S CAMPAIGN ON THE JAMES— EXECUTION 
OF DESERTERS— THE ARMY OF THE JAMES .LANDS AT BERMUDA 
HUNDRED AND CITY POINT— DESTRUCTION OF REBEL RAILROAD 
COMMUNICATIONS— BATTLE OF SWIFT CREEK— ADVANCE ON FORT 
DARLING— BATTLE OF DREWRYS BLUFF— A WIRE MAN-TRAP— THE 



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"FOG FIGHT"— SORTIE BY LIEUTS. SAUNDERS AND LEES— DEATH OF 
CAPTAIN PLATT— ARMY RETIRES TO BERMUDA HUNDRED— EIGHT- 
EENTH CORPS SENT TO REINFORCE GRANT 214 

CHAPTER XV. 

May 2q to June 8, /56^.— EIGHTEENTH CORPS JOINS ARMY OF THE POTO- 
MAC—BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR— LAST FIGHT OF THE "OLD SECOND" 
—THE DISASTROUS CHARGE ON THE ENEMY'S WORKS— TIN PLATES 
FOR INTRENCHING TOOLS— DEATH OF CAPTAINS GORDON, SMITH, 
AND HAYWARD— "OLD LAPSTONE" ESTABLISHES HIS REPUTATION 
—THE OLD MEN RETURN TO NEW HAMPSHIRE^MUSTERED OUT AT 
CONCORD— STATISTICS OF ORIGINAL SURVIVORS. 231 

CHAPTER XVI. 

yune g, 1864, to March 2, 1865.—'' THE NEW SECOND "—REORGANIZATION OF 
THE REGIMENT— RETURN TO BERMUDA HUNDRED— RECONNOIS- 
SANCE TO PORT WALTHAL JUNCTION— ASSIGNED TO MARSON'S 
"SEPARATE BRIGADE'*— PATTERSON'S EXPEDITION TO HOG NECK- 
REGIMENT REJOINS EIGHTEENTH CORPS IN THE BESEIGING LINES— 
RECONNOISSANCE ON WILLIAMSBURG ROAD— IN WINTER QUARTERS. 245 

CHAPTER XVn. 

March 3 to December 25, /56j.— THEIBRIGADF. ASSIGNED FOR SECRET SERV- 
ICE—EXPEDITION UP THE RAPPAHANNOCK-RAID THROUGH THE 
NORTHERN NECK— MEETS SHERIDAN'S CAVALRY AT WHITE HOUSE 
—MARCHES WITH SHERIDAN TO REJOIN THE ARMY-THE CLOSING 
SCENES— THE SECOND ENTERS RICHMOND — SUBSEQUENT ASSIGN- 
MENTS TO PROVOST DUTY— THE FINAL MUSTER OUT AND RETURN 
TO NEW HAMPSHIRE. 259 

CHAPTER XVni. 

OILMAN MARSTON. 270 

CHAPTER XIX. 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES: FRANCIS S. FISKE; EDWARD L. BAILEY; JOAB 
N. PATTERSON; SIMON G. GRIFFIN; HENRY E.PARKER; HARRIET P. 
DAME. - 284 

CHAPTER XX. 

THE GETTYSBURG MONUMENT. 303 

CHAPTER XXI. 

REGIMENTAL REUNIONS; FIRST REUNION AT MANCHESTER; THE OLD 
"HOOKER BRIGADE" AT DEDICATION OF BOSTON SOLDIERS' AND 
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CHAPTER XXII. 

SOME RHYMES OF THE SECOND; "OUR FAMOUS QUARTETTE; " "THE 
CHARGE OF THE SECOND;" "A SONG FOR THE SECOND;" "HAR- 
RIET DAME AND STONEWALL." 3^7 

APPENDIX. 

FAREWELL ORDER TO SEVENTEENTH N. H. V.; GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 
19, CAMP CONSTITUTION; TESTIMONIAL TO CHAPLAIN ADAMS; 
LEGISLATIVE THANKS TO GEN. MARSTON; "THE CHICKAHOMINY;" 
COMPLETE LIST OF OFFICERS; SUMMARY; KILLED AND MORTALLY 
WOUNDED; PLACE OF BIRTH. 337 

PART II. 
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Page. 

Fort Constitution, - 2 

The Old Rope walk Barracks, Portsmouth, - - 5 

Hospital of the Second Regiment, Portsmouth, - 10 

Camp Sullivan, Washington, D. C, - - - - 16 

Hospital Steward's Shanty, Camp Sullivan, - - 17 

Hospital Steward's Quarters, Bladensburg, - - 43 

Quarters of Second Regiment Butcher, Budd's Ferry, 46 

Guard House of Second Regiment, Budd's Ferry, - 52 

Howe's Sawmill, near Yorktown, - - . - 58 

The Fatal Bullet, 77 

The Surgeon and his Assistants (groups), - - - 84, 85 

Gen. Hooker's Position at Fair Oaks, - - - 90 

A Wounded " Coffee Cooler," 147 

In Company G Street, Budd's Ferry (group), - - 156 

Star Spangled Banner Masonic Lodge, Point Lookout, 208 

Field Hospital at Point of Rocks, - - - - 240 

Marston's Monument, ------ 283 

Second Regiment Monument at Gettysburg, - - 304 

Second Regiment Headquarters at Weirs, - - 324 

The Flags of the Second, 333 

Map of Battlefield of Bull Run, - - - - 27 

Williamsburg, ------ 69 

Glendale, 108 

The Peach Orchard, Gettysburg, - - 177 

PORTRAITS. 

Page. Page. 

Adams, Enoch G., 75 Adams, Orren S., 51 

Adams, John W., 244, 262 Adley, Lorenzo P., 161 

Adams, Nathaniel W., 219 Aldrich, Lyman M., 203 



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Page. 




Page. 


Bailey, Edward L., 


286 


Davis, David 0., 


120 


Barker, John A., 


173 


Davis, George G., 


80 


Barker, Thomas E., 


23 


Derby, Isaac W., 


38 


Barker, Tileston A., 


3 


Dewey, Jesse E., 


106 


Baxter, Albert F., 


217 


Dickey, David G., 


49 


Bean, Darius K., 


194 


Dickey, Lyman A., 


^ZZ 


Bean, Edward D., 


263 


Dillon, Michael A., 


127 


Blake, James W., 


84 


Drown, Leonard, 


77 


Bowman, Henry A., 


314 


Durgin, Abner F., 


246 


Brackett, Clarence A., 


162 


Eaton, John, 


219 


Bresnehan, James, 


309 


Emerson, George C, 


66 


Brock, Orrin, 


219 


Emerson, John A., 


242 


Brooks, Daniel S., 


29 


Everett, Henry H., 210, 


211 


Brown, Wilber F., 


172 


Earns worth, Albert J., 


156 


Burbank, Daniel E., 


32 


Farr, Evarts W., 


68 


Burrell, John H., 


116 


Felt, James W., 


249 


Carr, James W., 


229 


Fisk, John B., 


193 


Chandler, John, 


53 


Fiske, Francis S., facing 33 


Chase, George F., 


22 


Fletcher, Frank A., 


230 


Chase, John, 


181 


Forbush, Abbott A., 


158 


Cilley, George W., 


269 


Forristall, Jonas, 


142 


Clifford, William, 


251 


Foster, Charles E., 


252 


Clifton, Henry F., 


45 


Gerrish, Hiram F., 212, 


213 


Clements, George F., 


178 


Glazier, Van Buren, 


206 


Coburn, George C, 


192 


Godfrey, John S., 


148 


Coffin, William D., 


125 


Goodwin, Aaron, 


167 


Colburn, David W., 


175 


Goodwin, Ezra C, 


239 


Cole, John H., 


115 


Gordon, George W., 


237 


CoUister, Charles 0., 


129 


Gould, Daniel W., 156, 


» 241 


Converse, Levi N., 


266 


Gould, Gilman T., 


156 


Cook, James A., 


15 


Griffin, Simon G., facing 


289 


Cooper, John D., 


267 


Hall, Albert L., 


31 


Dame, Harriet P., 


89, 299 


Hannaford, Abial A., 


258 


Damon, George H., 


99 


Hannaford, Alonzo M., 


202 


Danforth, Charles H., 


228 


Hanson, Albert J., 


254 


Danforth, Johnson N., 


138 


Hartshorn, John A., 


74 


Dascomb, Edmund, 


170 


Hayes, Charles H., 


165 



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Haynes, Alba C, 


264 


Marston, Oilman, Frontispiece 


Haynes, John, 


39 


Mclntire, Charles E., 


207 


Haynes, Martin A., 


328, 329 


McManus, Michael, 


220 


Haynes, Wells C, 


28 


Merrill, Jonathan, 


183 


Hayward, Allen B., 


232 


Merrow, James M., 


151 


Hayward, Henry, 


235 


Metcalf, Henry N., 


180 


Hayward, William A., 


137 


Miles, George, 


97 


Henaghan, Patrick H., 


98 


Milton, Charles A., 


84,85 


Holden, Wyman W., 


186 


Minor, Michael C, 


218 


Holt, Charles F., 


146 


Mitchell, Edward L, 


143 


Holt, Harvey, 


25 


Montgomery, William, 


160 


House, James M., 


191 


Moore, Henry, 


24 


Howe, Frank E., 


92 


Moore, John C. W., 


84 


Hubbard, George H., 


84,85 


Moore, John J., i 


56, 216 


Hubbard, Joseph A., 


182 


Morgan, Frank W., 


255 


Hubbard, Luther P., 


63 


Morgan, George W., 


14 


Hunt, Israel T., 


13,84 


Morgrage, William 0., 


130 


Hurd, Warren H., 


no 


Morrill, William H., 


71 


Janvrin, Joseph E., 


8,85 


Mussey, John B., 


128 


Jaquith, Dana S., 


198 


Newell, Daniel W., 


225 


Jones, Burleigh K., 


95 


Oliver, Samuel H., 


224 


Jones, Henry L., 


257 


Parker, Henry E., 


293 


Kenney, John, 


85, 144 


Patch, Charles W., 


174 


Kuse, Nathan E., 


169 


Patterson, Joab N., facing 257 


Lamprey, Horace A., 


94 


Pearl, Ichabod, 


87 


Lane, Nathaniel F., 


72 


Peaslee, Charles E., 


78 


Lang, Charles A., 


37 


Pendergast, George P., 


320 


Lang, Thomas M., 


204 


Perkins, Albert M., 


184. 


Lawrence, Centre H., 


57 


Perkins, •Francis W., 


. 163 


Leaver, Thomas B., 


96 


Philbrick, William K., 


269 


Lees, Thomas, 


317 


Pickup, George W., 


221 


Littlefield, Joshua F., 


134 


Pingree, George E., 


86 


Lowd, Sedley A., 


195 


Piper, Thomas W., 


250 


Lyle, Alexander, 


73, 156 


Piper, William H., 


223 


Mace, John H., 


79 


Plaisted, Charles E., 


261 


Marden, Mary A., 


84 


Piatt, James H., 


227 


Marshall, Thomas E., 


256 


Porter, Solon F., 


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Pressler, Christian, 
Putnam, Charles E., 
Rahn, WilUam J., 
Ramsdell, William H., 
Read, Joseph B., 
Reagan, John, 
Rice, John L., 
Richardson, Hugh R., 
Robbins, Leonard E., 
Robinson, Frank O., 
Rogers. Sylvester, 
Rollins, Hiram, 
Rugg, Andrew J., 
Saunders, James E., 
Sawtelle, William W., 
Sawyer, Adoniram J., 
Shedd, Herman, 
Shute, Charles H., 
Sides, George E., 
Sides, John S., 
Sides, William O., 
Sleeper, Levi H., 
Smiley, Charles H., 
Smith, Alvin R., 
Smith. Horace O., 
Smith, Moses L. F., 
Smith, William H., 
Snow, Thomas, 
Soesman, Flavins A., 
Spaulding, Milan D., 



Page. 




Page. 


243 


Stark, William G., 


85» 247 


76 


Starkey, Elmer J., 


156 


35 


Steele, David, 


149 


7 


Stevens, George, 


253 


205 


Stevens, John 0., 


168 


156 


Stevens, Josiah, jr.. 


104 


35 


Stone, Albert G., 


126 


215 


Stone, John P., 


171 


269 


Stone, William P., 


281 


132 


Sullivan, John, jr.. 


21,84 


275 


Summers, William, 


265 


34 


Taft, Edward N., 


III 


121 


Taft, Josiah 0., 


113 


156, 260 


Tash, Edwin S., 


6 


44 


Thompson, Ai B., 


II 


159 


Titus, Herbert B., 


238 


93 


Vickery, Charles, » 


179 


222 


Walker, Richard A., 


70 


201 


Warren, Charles H., 


62 


112 


Wasley, Frank C, 


268 


54 


Weston, Ephraim, 


20 


60 


Whicher, John H., 


226 


131 


Whitfield, Smith A., 


278 


164 


Whitney, George G., 


59 


48 


Wilkins, William W., 


84 


234 


Wood, William W., 


200 


236 


Woodman, Alfred, 


61 


119 


Woods, John L., 


114 


233 


Young, Harrison De. 


F., 155 


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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT. 



CHAPTER I. 



april, 1 86 1, to july 1 5, 1 86 1. early requisitions for troops 

second regiment organized for three months' service re- 
organized as three years regiment "camp constitution," at 

portsmouth off for the war ovations in boston and new 

york ^accidental death of lieutenant walker the march 

through baltimore "camp sullivan," at washington ^the 

tragedy of corporal calef the second attached to burn- 

side's brigade. 



THE Second Regiment New Hampshire Vol- 
unteer Infantry was originally organized as 
a three months regiment, and many of its 
members were among the first in the state to 
enlist in April, 1861, under President Lin- 
coln's requisition upon the Governors of the 
states for seventy-five thousand militia for 
three months' service. The quota of New 
Hampshire under this call was one regiment 
of seven hundred and eighty officers and men. 
The militia organization of the state had, in long years of peace, 
false economy, and careless security, been permitted to degenerate 
to such a degree that the Governor (to use his own words,) could 
not, by a military order, fulfill the constitutional obligations of 
the state. He accordingly called for voluntary enlistments to fill 
the state's quota. 

But if New Hampshire had no organized militia — as fortunately 
had some of her sister states — with which to respond immediately 
to the President's call, she shared fully in the spirit of the grand 
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Volunteers were enrolled with such rapidity that but a few days 
after the issuance of enlistment papers more than the required 
number were in camp at Concord, with men still pouring in, singly, 
in squads, and by companies. 

The first requisition had been followed by an intimation from 
the War Department that another regiment might soon be required, 
and it was accordingly decided by the state authorities to raise and 
equip a second regiment from the material so freely offered. The 
surplus remaining in Concord after the organization of the First 



Fort Constitution. 
Drawn by J. Warren Thyng, front Wartime Sketch. 

Regiment was sent to Portsmouth as a nucleus for the Second. 
Brig.-Gen. George Stark, of Nashua, was ordered to Portsmouth to 
take charge of the men and the preliminary organization, and estab- 
lished his headquarters there April 30. By the loth of May there 
were nine hundred and seventy-nine men in camp. They were 
quartered in an old rope walk near the "south mill-pond," which, 
after a little interior rearrangement, made excellent temporary bar- 
racks. The post was named "Camp Constitution." Thomas P. 
Pierce, of Manchester, who had seen service in Mexico as a lieuten- 
ant in the New England regiment, was appointed colonel, Francis 
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Concord, major, and entered upon their duties in organizing and 
drilling the regiment. 

Before the organization of the regiment was completed. Gov. 
Goodwin was informed by the War Department that only one 
regiment of three months 
troops would be required 
from New Hampshire ; but 
he was directed to enlist and 
make ready for service one 
regiment of ten hundred and 
forty- six officers and men to 
serve for a term of three 
years — that being the quota 
of New Hampshire under the 
President's call of May 3 for 
forty-two thousand "volun- 
teers." A general order was 
issued May 19, by direction 
of the Governor, in which 
the three months men then 
assembled at Camp Consti- 
tution were given the first 
opportunity to enlist under 
the new call. Enlistment 
papers were distributed on 
the 2ist, and four hundred 
and ninety-six men at once 
re-enlisted for three years. 
There were twelve companies 
in camp, from as many re- 
cruiting stations, each with 
a provisional organization, which were accredited with re-enlistments 
as follows — the letters in brackets, as also in succeeding table, 
indicating the companies they formed, or in which they were 
incorporated substantially as a body, in the regimental organization. 
Those not thus designated were broken up and distributed among 
the other companies : 



Capt. Tileston A. Barker, Co. A. 

The senior Captain of the Second. Had been 
prominent in public affairs for a quarter of a centu- 
ry prior to the war. Though 54 years of age, he 
recruited a company for the Second and led it in 
all its battles until September, 1862, when he re- 
signed to accept commission as Lieut.-Col. 14th N. 
H., with which he served until the close of the war. 
He died in Keene Dec. 7, 1879, and was buried with 
Masonic honors in Westmoreland, the town of his 
birth. 



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From Claremont company, 53 

[f] Lancaster company, 44 
Conway company, 20 
Milford company, 21 

[a] Keene, two companies, 90 
. [f] Laconia company, 37 

[g] Littleton company, 34 
[k] Portsmouth company, 70 
[i] Manchester, two companies, 71 
[e] Concord company, 56 

496 
The men who re-enlisted were given short furloughs to enable 
them to make arrangements for such absence as their new engage- 
ment involved. The remainder were sifted by the surgeons, some 
being discharged for disability ; while of the sound men, thirty- 
eight were returned to the military camp at Concord, and two 
hundred and seventy-four sent to Fort Constitution, which had been 
put in condition for the defence of Portsmouth harbor against 
anticipated inroads by rebel privateers. Orders were sent to differ- 
ent recruiting stations to enlist men to fill up the regiment, and 
between May 26 and 30 the following reported to Gen. Stark : 

[d] Dover Volunteers, Capt Rollins, 99 ^ 

[e] Exeter Volunteers, Capt. Smith, 58 
Hampton Volunteers, Capt. Dunbar, 42 • 

[c] Rifle Rangers, Manchester, Capt. Carr, 100 

[b] Goodwin Rifles, Concord, Capt. Griffin, 90 
[h] Contoocook Volunteers, Capt. Patterson, 72 

Canaan Volunteers, Capt. Smith, 14 

[g] Peterboro Volunteers, Capt. Weston, 50 

525 
There were now in camp 102 1 men. But the Hampton Volun- 
teers, or Winnacunnet Guards, were not mustered in the Second. 
They were assigned to Fort Constitution as a permanent garrison, 



The picture of the Old Ropewalk, on opposite page, gives a rear view, the artist probably 
selecting the most picturesque point. The tree in the background, on a hill, was in the field 
where the companies drilled. 



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and in August became a part of the Third New Hampshire Regt. 
When the First Regiment went to the front, May 25 th, there were 
left in camp at Concord two companies : the Granite State Guards, 
of Great Falls, Capt. Ichabod Pearl, and the company recruited by 
Capt. Leonard Drown. These were soon relieved by the detach- 
ment of three months men from Portsmouth, and joined the Second, 
their commanders being commissioned Captains of Companies H 
and E, respectively. 

The work of organizing, officering, and making the regiment 
ready for the field was actively pushed. Col. Pierce resigned on 
the 4th of June, and Gilman Marston, of Exeter, then a member of 
Congress from the First District, was commissioned as colonel and 
at once assumed command. 

On the 31st of May Major Seth Eastman, U. S. A., began the 
work of mustering the men, commencing with Company A, and 
closing with Company K on the 8th of June. The loth of June 
was held as the date of regimental muster, on which date, according 

to the tabulations of Adjt.-Gen. 
Ay ling, 1022 men had been mus- 
tered. Subsequent individual 
enlistments filled the regiment to 
its maximum number, probably 
before it left the state, but all 
received after that date are classi- 
fied as "recruits." 

The state equipped the Second 
Regiment (as it also had the 
First) in the most thorough and 
comprehensive manner according 

Corpl. Edwin S.Tash. Co. D. ^^ ^^^ "^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ 

Dover, N. H., March x6, X805. Edwin S. ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ COmpkteneSS of itS 

Tash, a prominent grocer of this city, com- Qutfit attracted the admiring at- 

mitted suicide at his home this forenoon by o 

shooting himself in the head with a 38-caiiber tention of old army officers. E. 

revolver. Death was instantaneous. De- -' 

spondencv over business troubles was the D, Townsend, late Adjt.-Gen. U. 

cause. Decea.sed was 58 years of age, was ' J 

prominent in local politics, and a Grand Army g. Army, haS the following tO SaV 

man. He leaves a widow and one son. •" o / 

in his interesting "Anecdotes of 
the Civil War:" "Soma of the regiments came to Washington 



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admirably equipped. There were, especially, two from New 
Hampshire. They had complete clothing, arms and accoutrements, 
and tents^ Their wagons were arranged like store-rooms, with 
boxes for their various 
supplies. They had 
also very good bands 
of music." 

The baggage train 
comprised sixteen four- 
horse wagons of the 
famous Concord make, 
and the horses were 
selected with the great- 
est care. The wagoner 
who drew the rein over 
such a rig was, in 
those early days, quite 
as much of a fellow as 
the company com- 
mander. It is needless, 
perhaps, to add that 
this part of the outfit 
was in due time turned 
into the common pool 
of the quartermaster's 
department, and the 
Second put as to trans- 
portation upon a level 
with the rest of the 
army. 

The uniforms were gray, the jaunty forage caps and "spiketail" 
dress coats banded with red cord. A company at a time, the men 
were marched over to the "old custom house," made their individual 
selections from the grand jumble of garments, and generally went 
forth with misfits of a more or less exasperating nature. 

Nine companies were armed with smoothbore muskets, cal. 69, 
carrying "buck and ball" — a most efficient weapon for close work. 



William Humphrey Ramsdell, Co. I. 

A son of William Ramsdell, long a leading citizen of 
Milford. Had led an adventurous life, including several 
years as a gold hunter in California. Went to Portsmouth 
as lieutenant of the Milford company, on three months' 
enlistment, and on the breaking-up of the company, re- 
enlisted as a private in Co. I. He died in Milford June 19, 
1879, aged 49 years. 



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The "Goodwin Rifles" (Co. B) were armed with Sharp's rifles — 
breechloaders — which had been provided by the subscriptions of 
citizens of Concord. The expense was subsequently assumed by 

the state, and eventually by the 
United States. The muskets 
were exchanged, soon after the 
first Bull Run battle, for Spring- 
field rifled muskets. 

The selection of line officers 
for the regiment was doubtless 
a matter of perplexity for the 
Governor, as it certainly was of 
disappointment to some whose 
ambitions were not gratified. 
Almost every detachment of 
any size had come in with a 
nominal company organization 
of its own so far as commis- 
sioned officers were concerned. 
These could not all be retained. 
Some received their discharges, 
while others dropped down a 
notch or two in the official 
scale. Some accepted warrants 
as non-commissioned officers or stepped into the ranks as privates ; 
the high average social scale and character of the men then com- 
posing the rank and file rendering the latter alternative by no 
means an entirely distasteful one. The roster of commissioned 
officers was finally completed as follows : 



Joseph E. Janvrin, Co. K. 

Served nearly seventeen months on the hospital 
staff of the Second. Oct. 28, 1862, he was com- 
missioned Assistant Surgeon of the Fifteenth N. 
H. Dr. Janvrin now resides in New York city. 



Colonel — Gilman Marston, of Exeter. 
Lieutenant- Colonel — Francis S. Fiske, of Keene. 
Major — Josiah Stevens, Jr., of Concord. 
Quartermaster — John S. Godfrey, of Hampton Falls. 
Surgeon — George H. Hubbard, of Manchester. 
Assistant- Surgeon — James M. Merrow of Rollinsford. 
Chaplain — Henry E. Parker, of Concord. 



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Company A. — Captain, Tileston A. Barker, of Keene. 

First Lieut., Henry N. Metcalf, of Keene. 

Second Lieut., Herbert B. Titus, of Chesterfield. 
Company B. — Captain, Simon G. Griffin, of Concord. 

First Lieut., Charles W. Walker, of Concord. 

Second Lieut., Abiel W. Colby, of Concord. 
Company C. — Captain, James W. Carr, of Manchester. 

First Lieut., James H. Piatt, of Manchester. 

Second Lieut., Samuel O. Burnham, of Pembroke. 
Company D. — Captain, Hiram Rollins, of Dover. 

First Lieut., Samuel P. Sayles, of Dover. 

Second Lieut., Warren H. Parmenter, of Dover. 
Company E. — Captain, Leonard Drown, of Fisherville. 

First Lieut., William H. Smith, of Exeter. 

Second Lieut., Ai B. Thompson, of Concord. 
Company F. — Captain, Thomas Snow, of Somersworth. 

First Lieut., Joshua F. Littlefield, of Somersworth. 

Second Lieut., Harrison D. F. Young, of Lancaster. 
Company G. — Captain, Ephraim Weston, of Hancock. 

First Lieut., Evarts W. Farr, of Littleton. 

Second Lieut., Sylvester Rogers, of Nashua. 
Company H. — Captain, Ichabod Pearl, of Great Falls. 

First Lieut., Joab N. Patterson, of Hopkinton. 

Second Lieut., William H. Prescott, of Somersworth. 
Company L — Captain, Edward L. Bailey, of Manchester. 

First Lieut., (Adjt.) Sam'l G. Langley, of Manchester. 

Second Lieut., Joseph A. Hubbard, of Manchester. 
Company K. — Captain, William O. Sides, of Portsmouth. 

First Lieut., Edwin R. Goodrich, of Portsmouth. 

Second Lieut., John S. Sides, of Portsmouth. 

As time passed there was a growing impatience to be sent to 
the front. Many of the men had enlisted in the middle of April, 
on an emergency call, but were still in the state. To be sure, time 
passed very pleasantly at Camp Constitution, with an occasional 
extra excitement like the ridiculous hogshead regatta on the mill- 
pond, or the rebellion of the "Abbott Guard" (Co. I) against the 
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under guard in its quarters, but effected the desired change in the 
interest of the whole regiment. 

Occasionally, on Sunday, an entire company would march over 
to the city to attend divine service. June 2d the regiment formed 
on the parade ground and listened to the chaplain's first camp 
sermon. He selected as a text, Psalms, 146 : 5 : "Happy is he that 



Hospital of the Second Regiment, Portsmouth. 

Drawn by y. War r en Thyng^ from Sketch by Israel T. Hunt. 

hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in tlie LordJiis 
God." The spirit of the discourse was that all men sought after 
happiness, that the South had taken the wrong path to secure it, 
and it was the mission of the loyal North to set her right. Nor did 
the spiritual head of the regiment fail of the admonition to " put 
your trust in God and keep your powder dry." 

On Saturday, June ist, the portion of the regiment then uni- 
formed marched over to the railroad station to greet a Maine 
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actually headed for the front rather increased the fear that the 
rebellion would be put down before the Second New Hampshire 
could put in a blow. 

But on the morning of June 20, the regiment left Portsmouth on 
its way to Washington. It was accompanied by the then famous 
Manchester Band, under the leadership of Walter Dignam. Their 
services were paid for by subscription, and they remained with the 
regiment about a fortnight after its arrival in Washington. 

The regiment arrived 
in Bostou at 12 o'clock. 
A tremendous ovation 
awaited it. At the Eastern 
Railroad station, fourteen 
hundred " Sons of New 
Hampshire" received it, 
under escort of the Boston 
Cadets, and with Gillmore's 
Band, all under the mar- 
shalship of Colonel O. A. 
Brewster. The procession 
marched through Black- 
stone, Commercial, State, 
Court, Tremont and Winter 
streets, to Music Hall, 
where a sumptuous colla- 
tion was spread. Along 
the route the streets were 
crowded with spectators, 
who cheered the troops at 
every step. Haymarket 
Square was a literal sea of 
heads. 

Music Hall was appro- 
priately decorated. The galleries were occupied by the Sons of 
New Hampshire, and the floor by the troops, and every seat in the 
hall was filled. Vociferous cheers were given as the different 
parties arrived in the hall : for Gov. Berry and suite, for ex-Gov. 



Lieut. Ai B. Thompson, Co. E. 

In August, 1861, was promoted to Captain i8th U. 
S. Infantry, and distinguished himself at Perrysville 
and Murfreesboro. Brevetted Major for gallantry, 



and was retired for disability from wounds, 
ment Commander of the G. A. R. in i8"" 



Depart- 
Elected 



Secretary of State for New Hampshire in 1877, which 
losition ne held until his death, which occurred at 
Concord Sept. 12. 1890. 



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Goodwin, Gov. Andrew of Massachusetts, the Cadets, and the 
Second. The marshal called the company to order, and after the 
invocation of a blessing by Rev. Dr. Quint, then of Jamaica Plains, 
the eating commenced, at the conclusion of which Hon. Marshall 
P. Wilder, a native of Rindge, was introduced as the representative 
of the Sons of New Hampshire. He bade the regiment a hearty 
welcome. He reminded them of the revolutionary renown of their 
state, and of the patriotic governor, John Langdon, who pledged 
his last cent for the cause of his country. He said that war was a 
terrible crime ; but that an attack upon the integrity of the Union 
more than justified it. The stars and stripes must be respected 
south as well as north of Mason and Dixon's line. He closed by 
eloquently reminding Col. Marston of the importance of his trust. 

Col. Marston responded, and said in substance that he could 
not find words to express his emotions of gratitude at the cordiality 
of the reception tendered his regiment. The scenes of this day 
will nerve our hearts to do all that man can do for the honor of 
New Hampshire, God bless her ! We have not left our happy and 
peaceful homes for a war of oppression or conquest of anybody. 
We have taken up arms to preserve the freest and best government 
against the most causeless rebellion ever conceived. And we will 
do it ! When this war commenced, some doubt was expressed 
whether the people of the free states, having always been engaged 
in the pursuits of peace, would be able to defend the Union ; but 
the uprising of the whole North had settled that point. Massachu- 
setts had been the first in the contest, as she was in the revolution. 
Many a tearful eye witnessed the march of the gallant Sixth of this 
state, in Washington, through Pennsylvania Avenue, hungry and 
fatigued, after the scenes in Baltimore, but as gallant and unsubdued 
a set of men as ever upheld the honor of any country. The Second 
New Hampshire is composed, not of military men, but civilians ; yet 
if they are given work to do, I will answer for them in the language 
of Colonel Miller, "We'll try, sir!" Col. Marston was frequently 
interrupted during his remarks by the most enthusiastic cheers. 

The regiment left Music Hall about half- past two, and marched 
to the parade-ground upon the Common, where they were reviewed 
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review concluded, the regiment 
marched to the railroad station 
and embarked on a train drawn 
by two locomotives and consisting 
of twenty- two passenger and two 
baggage cars. At Fall River they 
were transferred to the steamboat 
"Bay State," and arrived in New 
York about ten o'clock on the 
morning of the 21st. They were 
warmly welcomed by the Sojis of 
New Hampshire in New York, 
each of whom wore an appropriate 
badge. H. B. Perkins delivered 
an eloquent welcoming speech, 
concluding as follows : 

"Soldiers of New Hampshire ! 
We, who were born and nurtured 
amid the same granite hills to 
which you have just bidden adieu 
— we, whose kindred and friends 
are pillowed on her rocky bosom — we are proud of you today, and 
feel that the spirit of Stark and Langdon still lives and animates 
your bosoms. Onward ! onward ! then, shall be our motto, as we 
know it is yours ; onward, until the demon of treason and disunion 
is crushed from our land (cheers), and Yankee Doodle and The 
Star Spangled Banner shall again thrill the hearts of a patriotic, a 
united, an invincible people." (Cheers.) 

Charles Soule followed Mr. Perkins in a brief but eloquent 
speech, and presented an elegant silk flag — the same under which 
the regiment fought many of its hardest battles. The following is a 
New York newspaper's report of Col. Marston's reply : 

"The colonel. Oilman Marston, listened to the addresses on 
horseback and with uncovered head. His horse had stood mean- 
time with little or no manifestation of uneasiness, but when his 
rider's voice was raised in response, the animal curvetted about 
considerably ; the colonel, nevertheless, spoke easily, and with as 



Israel Thorndike Hunt, Co. D. 

Served three months in the Hospital De- 
partment of the Second, when he was promoted 
Hospital Steward of the Fourth N. H. To 
his facile pencil we are indebted for several 
fine drawings of early camp views which but 
for him would not have been preserved. Dr. 
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much dignity as his peculiar position at the time permitted, pausing 
for a moment and reining up his horse in front of the committee- 
men, as often as the impatient steed carried him beyond the formal 
position he had at first taken. During the delivery of his reply, he 
said that in behalf of the regiment and himself, he presented their 
united and grateful thanks for the kind welcome they had been 
given, and the gift of so beautiful a flag. The stars and stripes had 
always been a type of our Union, to uphold which they had left the 
comforts of home to undergo the deprivations and trials of war; 
but he hoped that, by the blessing of God, the Union would be 
maintained for transmission to other generations. He accepted the 
flag for the regiment, and pledged for them their devotion to it, and 
their determination to uphold it with all their strength." 

The flag was then carried to the line, the Sons of New Hamp- 
shire formed into sections at the head of the regiment, whose band 

struck up a national air, when 
the regimental line broke into 
platoons, and the column moved 
up Broadway amid the applause 
and cheers of thousands of spec- 
tators. The officers dined with 
the committee of arrangements 
at the Everett House, and the 
men were entertained at the 
Elm street armory. 

At half- past four p. m. the 
regiment departed for Washing- 
ton, being transferred on the 
ferry-boat "Kill von Kull" to 
Elizabethport, N. J., where it 
took cars by the Reading line. 

... „ - _ These were box-cars, roughly 

George W. Morgan, Co. F. > & / 

„ ., ^ fitted with seats of unplaned 

Resides at Lancaster. * 

boards — the first reminder to 
the men that they need no longer expect all their journeys to be 
garnished with cushioned seats. And when the barrels of cooked 
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not improved with age, some of the men were ready to believe that 
modem civilization was indeed a failure. 

During the night, while passing through New Jersey, a lamenta- 
ble accident occurred, 
Lieut. Charles W. Walker, 
of Co. B, falling from the 
platform of a car and re- 
ceiving fatal injuries. His 
remains were sent back to 
Concord, where his funeral 
was attended by members 
of the legislature and a 
large concourse of citizens. 

The regiment reached 
Harrisburg June 22, and at 
midnight arrived at Golds- 
borough, Pa., where the 
men were marched from 
the cars, and the order 
given to load muskets. A 
rest of an hour was here 
had, and at eight o'clock 
on the morning of the 23d 
the regiment was in Balti- 
more. 

It was really a disap- 
pointment to the men that they got through Baltimore without a 
riot. But the city was then well under control, and the Union 
sentiment beginning to assert itself. Still, all preparations were 
made to force a passage if circumstances should require. With 
loaded muskets, and accompanied by the Seventeenth New York 
and a Pennsylvania regiment, the march was taken up — the Seven- 
teenth in the middle of the street in column of platoons, the other 
two regiments marching by the flank upon the sidewalks on either 
side. The line of march was kept clear by cordons of policemen 
across the head of each intersecting street, behind whom pressed a 
solid mass of humanity, manifestly not of a very friendly character. 



Quartermaster James A. Cook. 

Was the original Commissary-Sergeant of the 
Second. June 9, 1862, promoted Quartermaster. 
July 2, 1863, pro. Captain and Com. Sub. He re- 
tired from the service badly broken in health, and 
returning to his home in Claremont, died there May 
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About noon the regiment arrived in Washington, and in the 
evening marched to its designated camping ground, on Seventh 
street, about a mile and a half from the capitol. It was not a 
comfortable location, being on the southern exposure of the long 
ridge known as Kalorama Heights, with but little shade in the 
camp limits. The camp was named "Camp Sullivan," in honor of 




Hospital Steward's Shanty, Camp Sullivan. 
Drawn by J. Warren Thyng. from Sketch by Israel T. Hunt. 

New Hampshire's great revolutionary general. Drill and discipline 
became the order of the day, and the regiment rapidly improved in 
both. 

It is amusing, now, to recall the wild camp rumors and reports 
which were flying in the Second, as in all the green regiments. A 
mansion house, seen in picture above, was currently reported to be 
a rebel signal station, from the gable window of which lights were 
occasionally displayed at unseasonable hours of the night. It was 



In the view of Camp Sullivan, on the opposite page, the three wall tents and two A tents on 
the knoll in the background, under the oak trees, are the quarters of the staff. The tents just 
below, with the small square flags, are the hospital. The tent at the left, with flag, is the 
sutler's. In the background, at the right, the gable and roof of a small house show above the 
tents. This is outside the camp, and has no connection with it. In foreground is a rude shelter 
made from an old tent-fly. On two of the tents are visible evidence that some of the boys have 
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also generally believed that spies fairly swarmed about the camp, 
and that danger lurked behind every bush for the camp-guard 
marching his beat at night. 

This ridiculous fear was the direct cause of a tragedy, one night, 
when Jonathan Calef, a corporal of Company A, who had been 
permitted by one sentry to pass a rod or two outside the camp line, 
was shot through the neck by the guard on the next beat, from 
which he died August 14. 

A casualty of a less serious character was met by private Joseph 
B. Conner, of Company I. A stack of loaded muskets fell to the 
ground, and one piece was discharged, the ball passing through one 
of Conner's arms, inflicting a wound which necessitated his dis- 
charge for disability. 

The regiment was brigaded with the First and Second Rhode 
Island and Seventy-first New York regiments, all under command 
of Col. Ambrose E. Burnside, of the First Rhode Island. Attached 
to the brigade was Reynolds' Rhode Island Battery — six 13-pounder 
rifles — ^and the Seventy-first had two small boat howitzers — ^brass. 



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CHAPTER II. 

JULY 1 6 TO 2 2, 1 86 1. THE FIRST BULL RUN CAMPAIGN ADVANCE INTO 

VIRGINIA CAPTAIN EPHRAIM WESTON IN CAMP NEAR CENTREVILLE 

ADVANCE TO BULL RUN A FEMALE PROPHET — SECOND FIRES ON 

A GEORGL\ REGIMENT CHARLES TABER'S EXPERIENCE IMBODEN'S 

REBEL BATTERY COL. MARS TON WOUNDED UNION REINFORCEMENTS 

ARRIVE MCDOWELL ANNOUNCES A VICTORY BATTLE RENEWED 

THE SECOND ON THE HENRY HH.L INCIDENTS OF ^THE RETREAT 

JOHN L. RICE ^THE AFFAIR AT CUB RUN AMPUTATION OF ISAAC W. 

derby's arm REPORT OF LIEUT.-COL. FISKE. 




T two o'clock on the afternoon of July i6, the 
regiment marched from its camp on that short 
campaign which ended so suddenly and disas- 
trously at Bull Run. It had rarely shown as 
full ranks as on that occasion. Men who had 
been under the surgeon's care for weeks 
buckled on their armor and obstinately refused 
to be left behind while the death blow was 
given the rebellion. 

One of the most striking examples of the 
triumph of determination over bodily infirmities 
was exhibited by Captain Ephraim Weston, of Company G. He 
was suffering at the time from the disease which ended his life only 
a few months later ; but he started with his company, and made the 
campaign which was his first and his last. Many a lift he got from 
the mounted officers on the march out, and at night his devoted 
men saw to it that he had the best bed and shelter the materials at 
hand afforded. He conducted himself with conspicuous valor on 
the battlefield, and in some way got safely back to camp. 

The tents were left standing at Camp Sullivan, with most of the 
knapsacks and personal baggage, in care of the invalids. The regi- 
ment marched with its brigade across Long Bridge, where it was 
cheered by the venerable James Wilson of Keene and other New 
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the soil of " Old Virginny" the band struck up " Dixie" with might 
and main, while the soldiers made the air resound with their 
marching songs and cheers. But the heat and suffocating dust 
soon began to tell upon the men, not yet hardened for such a march, 
and many were obliged to fall out of the ranks and seek shade and 
rest. 

The bivouac that night was at Bailey's Cross Roads, and the 
march was resumed early the next morning. Evidences of the 
recent presence of the enemy were met, the road having been 

obstructed at places by 
felled trees, and the pio- 
neers of the Second — a 
select squad of twenty men 
under charge of a sergeant 
— found plenty of exercise 
in clearing the way for the 
column. About ii o'clock 
word was passed down the 
line that rebel earthworks 
were ahead. Orders were 
at once given to load. 
Then the ranks were closed 
up, the regiment broke into 
column of sections, and in 
this formation marched 
rapidly forward. The long 
line of works were soon in 
sight. They were of quite 
formidable character, with 
a number of embrasures for 
artillery, revetted with sand- 
bags, each bag bearing the 
initials of its late owner — " C. S. A." But the rebels had departed, 
evidently in haste, as considerable property was picked up in the 
brush camps to the rear of the works, which would not have been 
overlooked in a leisurely evacuation. 

A mile beyond was the little village of Fairfax Court House, 



Capt. Ephraim Weston, Co. G. 

Was from Hancock, and the original Captain 
of Co. G. Died of disease Dec. 9, 1861. The 
Grand Army Post at Antrim is named for him, and 
furnishes the above portrait. 



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which the brigade entered in bloodless triumph, but with a clearly 
defined impression that a serious blow had been dealt the rebellion. 
Arms were stacked in the 
streets and upon the village 
green, and a rebel flag 
which had been left floating 
from the cupola of the court 
house was gathered in by 
one of the Second Rhode 
Island, the regimental flag 
of the Second New Hamp- 
shire taking its place. The 
soldiers scattered through 
the village and the aban- 
doned camps, and of some 
of the looting done, the 
least said, the better. The 
richest find was a rebel mail 
bag which missed connec- 
tions, and the contents of 
which were as good as a 
circulating library. 

Early Thursday morning, 
the 1 8 th, the march was 
resumed. The troops in 
advance seemed to be feel- 
ing their way slowly and 
cautiously, as there were frequent and sometimes long halts. One 
of these was near Germantown, once a thriving hamlet of three or 
four houses and a blacksmith shop. These had all been burned but 
one house, in which the rebels had left two of their men sick with 
the measles. Many of the men ran over to get a view of this brace 
of real live rebels. It was agreed that if they were a fair sample of 
the Confederate soldiers the war would not last long. They were 
not a fair sample. The woods in the vicmity were swarming with 
swine, and the men added a good supply of fresh pork to their 
rations. It was on the afternoon of this day that the first serious 



John Sullivan, Jr., Co. E. 

A great-grandson and namesake of New Hamp- 
shire's revolutionary general. Sept. 30, 1861, he was 
appointed Medical Cadet, U. S. A., serving over a 
year with the western armies. Was then commis- 
sioned Assistant Surgeon of the Thirteenth N. H., 
with which he remained two years, more than half of 
the time as Acting Surgeon. Resigning his commis- 
sion, he was appointed Executive Officer of the U. S. 
General Hospital at Troy, N. Y., then in charge of 
Surgeon Hubbard, formerly of the Second. Dr. Sul- 
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encounter was had with the rebels, at Blackburn's Ford, and men a 
little out of the noise and confusion of the marching column could 
distinctly hear the sound of the firing. 

Burnside's brigade went into camp before reaching Centreville 
— about a mile from the village — and there remained until the 
morning of the 21st. In this bivouac (writes Lieut.-Col. Fiske) 
" two of New Hampshire's most distinguished men paid us a visit, 
and of course we gave them our best parlor bedroom, which was the 
inside of a baggage wagon on the left of the regiment. In the 
middle of the second night here there was an alarm on the extreme 
left of the brigade, followed by rapid and continuous firing, which 
raised some commotion. Soon after the firing began I saw, through 
the light of the campfires, our two guests coming at a pace which 
showed they were not out for a mere stroll about the camp. They 

did not return to their luxurious 
bedroom, but spent the remain- 
der of the night out of doors 
within our lines. At the begin- 
ning of the disturbance the 
Second New Hampshire was 
ordered to remain quiet and not 
to stir without orders. For this 

I we scored our first compliment 
from the general, who com- 
i mended our coolness in a night 

alarm. I never learned the 
cause of the alarm, but it was 
supposed to be a rather close 
reconnoissance by the enemy." 

II At one o'clock on Sunday 
I morning — that ill-fated 21st of 
July — the brigade was roused 
from its slumbers. * Blankets 
were hastily rolled, and at two 
o'clock the troops were on the 
march. In and beyond Centre- 



George S. Chase, Co. F. 

Wounded at Bull Run, July 21, 1861, and 
discharged for disability. Was a printer by 
occupation, and engaged in business at Laco- 
nia, where he died July 10, 1894. 



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near the village the brigade was brought to a wearisome halt of two 
or three hours, by the tardy movement of the troops in front. 

From Centreville the Warrenton road runs almost due west, 
crossing Bull Run creek at the stone bridge, about fiwt miles from 
Centreville. A rebel force was known to be at the bridge — the left 
of Beauregard's defensive 
line — his army being posted 
along the west side of Bull 
Run to defend its various 
crossings. Three and a half 
miles beyond Centreville, 
Cub Run, a considerable 
affluent of Bull Run, was 
crossed, and just beyond the 
bridge. Hunter's division, 
followed by a part of Heint- 
zelman's, turned sharp to the 
right into a narrow country 
road or cart-path, while 
Tyler's division continued 
along the Warrenton road to 

the stone bridge. Tyler was 

to make a demonstration at 

the bridge, while the other 

column, by a wide detour, 

should cross Bull Run farther 

up, at Sudley's Ford, and 

come down upon the enemy's 

left and rear. Burnside's brigade led the flanking column. From 

the start, progress had been slow — too slow for the early surprise 

which was an important consideration in McDowell's well laid plan. 

The sun was well up when Burnside's brigade turned from the 

Warrenton road. Its route for five miles, to Sudley's Ford, was 

now over a rarely used woods road, with only an occasional small 

clearing. In one of these was a log hovel, the mistress of which — 

a very dirty and frowzy personage — told the sweltering Yankees 

there were Confederates enough ahead to whip them all out, and 



Corpl. Thomas E. Barker, Co. B. 

Wounded at Bull Run July 21, 1861. and taken 
prisoner. Exchanged, and discharged on account 



of wounds, 
in the Tw 
and Colonel 



Subsequently commissioned Captain 
in the Twelfth N. H., and promoted Lieut. -Col. 
Now resides at Maiden, Mass.! 



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her old man was among them. Despite her disreputable appearance, 
it must be conceded that she had a fine military judgment. 

The heat was by this time intense, and the dust suffocating. 
Skirmishers and flankers were thrown out, and two miles or more 

had been covered when, 
away to the left, the report 
of a cannon was heard. 
Tyler had reached the 
stone bridge and set about 
his task of amusing the 
enemy there. 

It was nine o'clock 
before Burns ide reached 
Sudley's Ford. Some de- 
lay was made here to give 
the men an opportunity to 
fill their canteens, during 
which Gen. McDowell, who 
had become impatient at 
the slow progress, rode up 
and passed to the front. 
Soon one of his staff came 
galloping back and asked 
for Col. Marston. "Tell 
him to have his men ready, 
for we shall soon meet the 
enemy in large force," he 
shouted, and continued on his way to other regiments. Beyond the 
ford the country grew more open, and the Second Rhode Island — 
the leading regiment — was sent forward to stir up the enemy. It 
broke from the column into the fields to the left, and soon disap- 
peared beyond a point of woods. It was but a few minutes before 
there was heard th-e rattle of musketry and the reports of cannon. 
Words cannot picture the excitement of the men in the column, 
most of whom now heard for the first time the sound of hostile 
guns. The sergeant of the Second's pioneer squad asked what they 
should do with their axes and shovels. He was told to throw them 



Henry Moore, Co. B. 

Taken prisoner at Bull Run, July 21, 1861, and 
was discharged for disability a year later. Above 
portrait taken at the time of his enlistment. Now 
resides in Goffstown. 



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down by the roadside ; and 
the example of the pioneers 
was followed by a general 
dumping of the rolls of 
blankets with which the men 
were encumbered. It was, of 
course, intended to return for 
them when the little job 
ahead was ended ; but as the 
men happened to be pressed 
for time later in the day, they 
were never recovered. 

The Second was ordered 
forward as support for the 
Rhode Island battery, and 
went off up the road at a 
double-quick. A cannon ball 
came crashing through the 
tree tops as the regiment 
entered the woods. Every- 
body bowed to it. Then 
came another directly in its 
wake. In a few minutes the 
Second emerged from the woods, and the opening scene of the 
battle was before it. The point toward which all eyes were turned 
was the long blue line of the Rhode Islanders some distance in 
advance and to the left of the road. The field was dotted with 
wounded men going out of the fight. It was a lively and apparently 
even contest. The rebel force at this time engaged was covered 
by woods and fringes of bushes, and consisted of thirteen companies 
of infantry and two pieces of artillery, with which Gen. Evans had 
hurried up from the stone bridge as soon as he divined McDowell's 
plan to come in on his left and rear. But before starting he had 
sent to Bee and Bartow for assistance, and the brigades of these 
two generals, with Imboden's battery, were already on the Henry 
plateau, ready to cross over to Evans' support. 

The Second filed from the road, to the right, and under what is 



Harvey Holt, Co. I. 

The first New Hampshire soldier killed in battle 
in the war. Was attached to the oorps of pioneers, 
which early in the action occupied a position in 
advance of the Rhode Island battery. A shell 
from one of its guns exploded prematurely, and a 
fragment struck Holt in the neck, killing him in- 
stantly. He was from Lyndeborough, and the 
Post of the Grand Army in that town is named for 
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said to have been the erroneous order of some aide, advanced in 
line of battle toward the Dogan house. There were patches of 
forest — scrub oak and pine — upon the east side of the Sudley road, 
but on the west side, in front of- the Second, there was open farm 
land clear to the edge of the opposite plateau, across the Warrenton 
road and the valley of Young's Branch. Near the Dogan house 
were stacks of hay or straw, behind which a few rebel sharpshooters 
had taken cover, but they did not stop long. 

From its most advanced position the regiment observed a body 
of rebel troops upon the opposite slope, and two or three volleys 
were fired at them by the two rifle companies — A and B. Owing 
to the great distance, it is probable that but little damage was done, 
although the troops fired on moved to cover at once. They must 
have been either the Seventh or Eighth Georgia, of Bartow's 
brigade. One of the most interesting chronicles of the Second 
hinges upon this little episode, which Lieut.-Col. Fiske has narrated 
as foUbws : "A year afterward, at the second battle of Bull Run, the 
same regiment was halted near where lay one of our wounded men, 
Charles Taber, of Company C. As soon as the Georgians saw the 
* 2 N. H.' on his cap, they treated him with friendly solicitude, and 
removed him from where he was lying, exposed to dropping shot 
and shells, to the shelter of an embankment. They knew all about 
the career of our regiment, and what battles it had fought in, from 
the first to the second Bull Run. We were the first troops with 
whom they ever exchanged fire, and they manifested a very hearty 
good will toward us." 

By this time the Rhode Island battery was getting into position 
just to the left of the Sudley road. The Second moved to the rear 
until in hne with the battery, when the men were ordered to lie 
down. About this time Imboden's battery introduced itself to the 
Second. It was posted some distance below the Henry house, 
partially covered by a sinuosity of the ground, which from the 
Second's position had all the appearance of an artificial earthwork. 
Its first missile flew far above the Second, ending its course in the 
woods to the rear. Another followed, much lower. The gunners 
were finding the range, and about the fourth or fifth shot fell square 
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about ready for business. The right gun was in position, and one 
of the lieutenants was sighting it. It was a magnificent shot. The 
shell burst, apparently, directly under one of Imboden's guns, and 
his men were seen scattering across the field to the rear like ants 
from an ant-hill. They were soon rallied, however, and came back 







to their work. Imboden does not mention this little incident in 
his rather self -laudatory official report, and the present writer takes 
great pleasure in supplying the omission. 

Meantime the Second Rhode Island was bearing the brunt of 
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the rebel right, was emboldened to try a charge, but was checked 
and driven back. The movement gave matters a decidedly lively 
appearance, however. The First Rhode Island, which had come 
up, was sent to the left to the assistance of the Second, and at this 

critical moment Bee and 
Bartow advanced to Evans' 
support, coming into posi- 
tion upon his right under 
cover of rail fences and 
fringes of bushes. The 
Seventy-first New York was 
next sent to the left, and a 
few minutes later the Second 
New Hampshire was ordered 
in the same direction. 

Moving by the left flank, 

it passed along the rear of 

the battery, upon which a 

severe fire was concentrated, 

both musketry and artillery. 

A cannon ball took a leg 

from each of the two wheel 

horses attached to a caisson, 

and the agonized fiounder- 

ings of the poor beasts were 

witnessed by every man in 

the regiment. On the way, 

the two left companies, by the mistake of some aide not on the 

brigade staff, were separated from the regiment, and it was only by 

the active exertions of the regimental officers that they were brought 

back again — ran example of the blunders to which the inexperienced 

officers and men were subjected. 

A little distance to the left of the battery the Second was ordered 
to halt and lie down. It was a trying situation for green troops, the 
rebel fire being very sharp, while the regiment could only lie and 
take it, on account of the Rhode Islanders in front. But it was only 
for a few minutes, when the order came for the regiment to move 



Corpl. Wells C. Haynes, Co. B. 

Wounded at Bull Run, and taken prisoner, July 
21, 1861. Died of wounds, in the hands of the ene- 
my, at Richmond, Va., October 8, 1861. Enlisted 
f rom Candia, and was a son of Carr B. Haynes, 
sometime Deputy Sheriff of Merrimack County. 



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still farther to the right and advance. In the next ten minutes the 
regiment met a large part of its loss for that day. Men went down 
in every direction. Hardly had Col. Marston shouted "Attention !'* 
when he fell upon his face with a rifle ball in his shoulder. When 
the adjutant attempted to Hft him by the wounded arm, the air was 
burdened with choice selec- 
tions from the old colonel's 
matchless vocabulary. The 
crippled commander was 
helped to the rear, while 
Lieut.- Col. Fiske led the 
regiment forward. With 
the Seventy-first upon its 
left, it rushed to the front, 
and opened its store of 
buck and ball on the 
enemy. In front of the 
Second the rebels were well 
covered from view by the 
dense brush along a line of 
rail fence in the edge of 
the woods; but the men 
aimed low and blazed 
away. It was now a square 
stand-up fight of Burnside's 
four regiments, in a single 
line of battle, against nearly 
six full regiments of the 
enemy. Col. Porter, commanding the First Brigade, says Burnside 
"was at this time attacking the enemy's right with, perhaps, too 
hasty vigor " — a very pardonable military error. 

But reinforcements were now arriving. Porter's brigade came 
up and took position on Burnside's right, west of the Sudley road^ 
He soon sent Sykes with his battalion of regulars — eight companies 
— across to Burnside's assistance. They took position on the 
extreme left of the brigade line, which had been overlapped and 
threatened by the superior rebel force, and soon the rebel fire 



Daniel S. Brooks, Co. A. 

Taken prisoner at Bull Run, July. 21, 1861, and 
died in the hands of the enemy, at Richmond, Va., 
October 21, 1861. Was from Fitzwilliam. 



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upon Burnside's front perceptibly weakened. Porter was pouring a 
heavy fire in upon the rebel left, and the head of Heintzelman's 
division was appearing on the Sudley road. The enemy were 
evidently staggered by the rapidly developing force of Union troops. 

At this time, also, a column of troops was seen emerging from 
woods away to the left, in the direction of Bull Run. This was 
Sherman's brigade of Tyler's division, headed by the Sixty- ninth 
New York, which, marching up stream from the stone bridge, had 
found a ford and crossed over to Hunter's assistance. This 
apparition seemed to be the straw that broke Evans' back. At any 
rate, Burnside's men about this time became aware that there was 
but little on their front to shoot at. Sherman's regiments passed 
along the rear of Burnside's line to the Sudley road, down which 
they turned with troops of Heintzelman's divisioo. Burnside's men 
heard a few scattering volleys in and beyond the woods. The rebel 
forces were driven in confusion across Young's Branch and the 
Warrenton road and up the slopes of the Henry hill. The first 
clash of arms was over, and if the battle had ended right there, it 
would have been a most decisive Union victory. In fact, McDowell 
seems to have consid^ed the battle already won, as he rode down 
Burnside's front, telling the enthusiastic, cheering men they had 
won a great victory. 

While the rest of Burnside's brigade was now withdrawn into 
the woods to the rear for the purpose of supplying those regiments 
with ammunition, the Second remained in position. It was not long 
before the men began to think that, considering the battle was over, 
there was a great deal of trouble on the opposite hill. As a matter 
of fact, the most desperate struggle of the day was taking place 
there, and some of the fighting, including the charge of the Black 
Horse Cavalry, was in plain view from the Second's position. 

Eben Gordon, of the Second Rhode Island, relates the following 
experience in his diary, recently published : " I then went back to 
the field, and found that the enemy had been driven entirely from 
the woods, and saw the Second New Hampshire formed in line of 
battle by the fence just outside the cornfield. I came across Lieut. 
Samuel P. Sayles, of Dover, N. H., with whom I shook hands, and 
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Portsmouth, June, i8bi. Newport, June, i8qj. 

Albert L Hall, Co. I. 

Entered the service from Cornish. Was one of the men who carried John L. Rice to the 
rear, and as a result became a prisoner himself. Resides in Newport, and is Register of Probate 
for Sullivan County. 

ordered off to rest, so I remained by his side for half an hour and 
did what I could. While I was with the New Hampshire boys, the 
New York Fire Zouaves were charged by the Black Horse Cavalry, 
and Lieutenant Sayles looked at me and very coolly said, " Eb., you 
had better find your regiment, for our whole brigade will now have 
to charge and support the Zouaves." 

About three o'clock the Second was ordered forward to the 
Henry hill, Burnside says, in his report, " to assist one of Colonel 
Heintzelman's brigades, at that time three-quarters of a mile distant 
and driving the enemy before them." Col. Marston, having had his 
wounded arm bound up, came at this moment to the regiment, an 
orderly leading his horse. The pain he endured was plain to every 
man, and the regiment greeted him with tumultuous cheers. 
" Now," he said, "the New Hampshire Second will have a chance 
to show what it is made of." He accompanied the regiment until 
repeated entreaties not to take the risk of aggravating his wound 
induced him to return ; but he left the inspiration of his presence 
with the men. 



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The regiment filed into the Sudley road and marched down into 
the valley, meeting many stragglers headed for the rear. It crossed 
the Warrenton road, splashed through Young's Branch, and was at 
the foot of the Henry hill. Here it came under a very sharp fire 
from rebel artillery, which struck down a number of men. Here 
Henry Morse, of Company I, was killed. A grape-shot struck him 

square in the neck. " My 
God ! " he gasped, and fell 
dead in the road. Here 
William H. Quimby, Lewis 
N. Relation and Franklin F. 
Wetherbee, all of Company 
C, were mowed down by 
one cannon ball. Quimby 
was killed outright, and the 
others died of their wounds, 
Wetherbee as a prisoner in 
the hands of the enemy. 

The regiment was halted 

for a considerable time, 

getting such shelter as it 

could under the slope, while 

an effort was made to find 

out where it was wanted 

and what was wanted of it. 

Col. Heintzelman could not 

be found, and no Union 

troops could be seen in 

action. The fight for the 

Henry hill was, in fact, already over, and there was nothing for the 

Second to do but to amuse the enemy while the beaten troops were 

retreating. But, after a while. Col. Burnside appeared. He rode 

fearlessly up the hill a little distance to the east of the road, took a 

good observation of the front, then dashed back to the Second and 

gave it its direction. The Henry hill falls not only toward the 

north, but on the west is gouged by the valley of a little rivulet 

known as Chinn's Branch, which runs north, parallel with the 



Daniel E. Burbank, Co. A. 

Burbank writes from his home in Worcester, 
Mass. : " The picture is a copy of one I had taken 
a few days after I enlisted in '6i. It looks very 
little like the gray-haired man of 55 that I now am, 
but my heart is young, and there is a tender spot 
in it for the old boys of the Second. But be sure 
not to show this picture to a costumer until after 
you have made a sale." 



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FRANCIS S. FISKE. 

Lt. Colonel 2nd N. H. Vols., 1861. 
Brevet Brigadier General, 1865. 



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Sudley road, into Young's Branch. The regiment filed to the right, 
and advanced up this little run, but far enough down to be covered 
from the rebel artillery. Arriving at a point in front of the Henry 
house, the regiment fronted and marched up the slope, toward the 
Sudley road, in line of battle. Whien the rebel fire began to tell, 
the men were ordered to lie down and fire at anything they could 
see to shoot at. 

While the Second lay in this position, the battalion of regulars 
was observed upon the Chinn hill, directly to the rear of the 
Second, across the little run or valley ; its front being at nearly a 
right angle with that of the Second. Their presence is thus 
explained by McDowell in his report : " The battalion of regular 
infantry alone moved up the hill opposite to the one with the house, 
and the^re maintained itself until our men could get down to and 
across the Warrenton turnpike on the way back to the position we 
occupied in the morning." While the Second was keeping up its 
fusilade, the regulars fired four or five solid, methodical, regulation 
volleys into the woods on their front, and then withdrew towards 
the Warrenton road. But the Second (which was meeting but few 
casualties) hung on several minutes longer, when it also received 
orders to retire. It was the last regiment to present a fighting 
front to the enemy on that blood-soaked hill, and it retired in 
perfect order and without haste over nearly the same route by 
which it had advanced. 

-Its withdrawal, however, was marked by a little episode which 
made fun for the boys and added spice to the occasion. It is not 
certain that the movement was made under competent orders; but 
the two left companies (B and I) went forward when the other 
eight companies started for the rear, taking cover in a depression 
of the Sudley road which served admirably as a rifle-pit. Almost 
in front was the riddled Henry house, around and beyond which 
the enemy were swarming, and excellent work was done on them 
during the little time the two companies could hold the position. 
But they were soon smoked out of their hole. Bullets began to 
whistle down the road from the right, and a rebel line was seen 
crossing in that direction, delivering a rapid file fire as they passed. 
"Boys," said Lieut. Joe. Hubbard, "it's time for us to go ! " and 
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go they did, every man for himself. The air was ahve with bullets 
as they uncovered and struck a tremendous gait for the rear. 

When the Second, retiring from the Henry hill, reached the 
plateau from which it had gone forward, it found a scene of 

disorder, confusion and disinte- 
gration. The Carter and Dogan 
farms were covered with squads 
of men separated from their 
commands and evidently gone 
to pieces so far as organization 
was concerned. The regiment 
halted near the spot where the 
Second Rhode Island opened 
the fight, and where the men of 
B and I, coming up from the 
valley, saw their colors and 
rejoined them. 

By this time a rebel brigade 

(Early's) was slowly advancing 

down the Henry hill, in several 

lines, their flags waving and 

bayonets glistening in the 

sunlight. One of the Union 

batteries . did get into position 

long enough to pitch a few 

well-directed shells into the 

advancing ranks ; then limbered up and went to the rear. A short 

distance to the left and rear of the Second a battalion of regular 

cavalry sat their horses, and these two bodies were the only Union 

troops in the whole range of view that still held their organization. 

The cavalry at length faced to the right and moved off toward 

Sudley's Ford, and directly afterwards the Second followed their 

example. Not until the regiment entered the road did the men 

really catch the spirit of the hour or fully realize that the Union 

army was beaten. Everything was converging into and crowding 

that narrow highway — wagons, artillery, and panic-stricken men. 

In such a torrent it was impossible to hold any organization 



Capt. Hiram Rollins, Co. D. 

Severely wounded in the shoulder, at Bull 
Run, July 21, 1861, and transferred to Veteran 
Reserve Corps with rank as in the Second. He 
was promoted to Major and Brevet Lieut. -Col. 
Died at Wa.shington, D. C, August 20, 1868. 



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together; and crowded, broken, overrun, the Second was soon 
scattered and mixed in the general confusion. 

The most pitiful feature was the wounded men lying by the 
roadside, who begged hot to be left to the tender mercies of the 
rebels. There was conveyance, however, for but very few of the 
severely wounded, and most of them were left behind and became 
prisoners. Some of the men, on their return to the regiment, 
months later, had interesting experiences to relate. Some, at first 
reported killed, turned up later as exchanged prisoners of war. 
Among these was John L. Rice, of Company A, whose funeral 
sermon was preached at his New Hampshire home, and whose 
friends mourned him as 
dead. His story has been 
told by himself, as follows : 
"In the final struggle for 
the Henry hill, just before 
the stampede of the Union 
arnfiy, I went down with a 
musket ball through my 
lungs. My comrades bore 
me off in the wake of our 
retreating forces toward 
Sudley Church, where our 
surgeons had established a 
hospital. In a short time, 
being closely pursued by 
the enemy, and finding that 
I was apparently dead, they 
laid me under a fence and 
made their escape. Some 
two days after the battle 
I recovered consciousness, 
but was unable to move. 
The blood from my wound 
soon pu trifled and attracted 
swarms of flies, whose larvae 
in a short time were wrig- 



John L. Rice, Co. A. 

Wounded and captured at Bull Run, July 21, 
1861. Confined in Libbey until Jan. '2, 1862, when 
exchanged and returned to duty. Nov. 18, 1862, 
discharged to accept captaincy in Sixteenth N. H. 
In Oct., 1863, appointed Lieut.-Col. Third Louis- 
iana Native Guards (colored) afterwards known 
as ;^5th U. S. Colored Infantry. Commanded the 
regiment in Red River campaign, and assisted 
Gen. Bailey in construction of Red River dam at 
Alexandria. Returned north in 1867, and settled 
in Springfield, Mass. Is in the practice of law 
and prominent in public affairs. Has been Rep- 
resentative in the Mass. H. R. ; four years Chief 
of Police in Springfield; Postmaster tour years; 
appointed Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court in 
1890; also held important positions in G» A. R. 



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gling under my clothing and into my wound in constantly 
increasing numbers. In this condition I was found by Amos^ 
Benson and his wife, who lived on the opposite side of Bull Run. 
They were returning to their home at evening, after spending the 
day at Sudley Church assisting in the care of our wounded. The 
Confederate medical staff at that time was very poorly prepared for 
the emergency of a battle, especially for the care of the wounded of 
both armies. Had it not been for the efforts of the Bensons and 
the few other people living in the vicinity of the battlefield, our 
wounded would have had little food or attention during the first 
days following the battle. Benson, discovering life in me, brought 
an overworked surgeon from the church, who, however, turned 
away with the remark that he had no time to spend on so hopeless 
a case. Mrs. Benson meanwhile brought me food from her house, 
while her husband removed my clothing and scraped away the 
vermin that were preying upon me. They continued to feed and 
care for me till, at the end of ten days, I was so far revived that 
the surgeons were persuaded to remove me from under the fence 
to more comfortable quarters in a freight car at Manassas Junction, 
whence in a few days I was carried to Richmond and consigned to 
Libbey prison." 

Twenty-five years later, in 1886, being in Washington, Rice 
carried out a long cherished purpose to visit his kind benefactors. 
He found both still living, and it would be hard to tell whether he 
was more pleased to see them or they to see him. To Rice's 
assurance that he hoped to be able in some way to repay their 
kindness, they refused any recompense for themselves ; but Mrs. 
Benson replied : "If you want to do that, you can help us poor 
people here pay for our little church yonder. It was destroyed 
during the war, and it cost us a severe struggle to rebuild it. We 
owe two hundred dollars on it yet, which in this poor country is a 
heavy burden." Rice promised to send her a contribution. When 
he reached home he related this to the editor of the Springfield 
Republican, who published the story with a request for contribu- 
tions. Within two or three days JJ235 had been subscribed. A 
few evenings later the country people were assembled in that Uttle 
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Benson, coming from the post office at Manassas Junction, entered 
with Rice's letter and postal money orders for an amount more 
than sufficient to free their church from debt. 

The general belief in that retreating mob was that there would 
be a sharp pursuit by the rebels, and almost every man doubtless 
had mapped out a line of action when the Black Horse Cavalry 
should swoop down. It was already nearly dark when that partic- 
ular division of the procession 
with which the writer was training 
approached the junction of the 
roads at Cub Run. He was but a 
few rods from the Warrenton road, 
and was congratulating himself 
that he now had a clear course to 
Centreville, when a shell came 
roaring down the turnpike. There 
was at once a wild stampede out 
of the line of fire. "Halt, boys, 
halt!" shouted Lieut. Piatt; "a 
hundred men can take that bat- 
tery ! ** He was just the man to 
have undertaken it if he could 

have gathered a squad; but the 

^ . , r .^. 11 ^ Charles A. Lang, Co. B. 

panic-stncken fugitives could not 

1 11 • 1 mi 1111 Present residence, Harrison, Maine. 

be rallied. The rebels had sent 

this battery down the Warrenton road, from the stone bridge, to 
harass the retreating troops, whose utter demoralization they had, 
fortunately, not then fathomed. But they had builded better than 
they knew, as one of their shots wrecked a wagon on Cub Run 
bridge, which stopped everything on wheels that had not already 
passed. The Rhode Island battery and other guns were abandoned 
here, and the rebels had only to gather up their plunder. 

The writer reached the creek a short distance up stream from 
the blockaded bridge. The water looked black and deep. Scores 
of men were running along the bank above, looking for a place to 
ford. Bumside came riding down the slope. He halted a moment, 
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the water coming to his saddle. As the][rebel guns were quiet just 
then, the writer was emboldened to try the bridge. When half way 
over he had the usual experience — wished he had taken the other 
road. The rebel battery opened fire again, and in the few minutes 
it took to untangle himself from the wreckage it seemed to his 
disordered imagination that a hundred shells as big as flour barrels 
passed within six inches of his head. In later moments of calm 

consideration he has considerably 
modified this estimate, but has 
never brought himself to believe 
that he did not there receive one 
of the worst scares of his life. 

Near Centreville, troops of 
Miles' division were found drawn 
up in line of battle across the 
road, and the men, as they came 
up, were directed to return to the 
camps they had left in the morn- 
ing. Among those who came 
straggling into the camp of the 
Second was Corporal Isaac W. 
Derby, of Company A. His arm 
had been smashed in the affair at 
Cub Run, and amputation was 
necessary. Derby consenting, 
the operation was performed 
without the use of anaesthetics, 
and with no light except such as 
was afforded by a tallow candle 
and a flickering brush fire. 
Derby was a nervy man. He never entered a hospital at all, and 
after a few days was attending to such duties as a one-armed man 
could do about camp. 

About midnight the sleeping men were routed out and told to 
make their way back to Washington. It was a long, weary tramp, 
and dusty until near morning, when it commenced to rain. A few 
miles from Washington some of the men who had been left in camp 



Corpl. Isaac W. Derby, Co. A. 

Lost an arm at Bull Run, July 21, 1861. 
AVas the first New Hampshire soldier to 
suffer a capital operation in the war. Went 
to Boston in 1867, engaged in real estate 
business, and was a member of the Massachu- 
setts House of Reps, in 1873-4. Has been 
for 21 years a Deputy Tax Collector for the 
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were met coming out to join the regiment. One by one, squad by 
squad, the men straggled into camp. Cooked rations were ready 
for them as they arrived ; but sleep and rest were the immediate 
demand, and it was noted that the men went straight to their tents, 
shed their equipments, and 
were not anxious for their 
meals unless they could 
have them served in their 
rooms. 

It was several days 
before the last straggler 
reported in camp and a 
correct estimate of the. 
regiment's loss could be 
made. It was not heavy, 
as losses went later in the 
war. Nine men were 
reported killed, thirty-five 
wounded, and sixty-three 
missing — the latter being 
all prisoners, and many of 
them wounded. Four men 
died of their wounds, mak- 
ing the regiment's death 
roll thirteen. The only 
commissioned officer 
wounded, beside Colonel 
Marston, was Capt. Hiram Rollins, of Company D, who received a 
musket ball in the arm. 

Of the regiment's conduct in its maiden battle. Col. Burnside 
had this to say in his official report : " Col. Marston, of the Second 
New Hampshire, was badly wounded in the shoulder, but, notwith- 
standing, he remained in the saddle under fire after his wound was 
dressed, his horse being led by his orderly. The regiment, under 
charge of Lieutenant- Colonel Fiske, conducted itself most gallantly. 
Both officers and men deserve great praise." 

The following, from the Washington National Republican, 



John Haynes, Co. K. 

Was for a short time attached to the hospital 
staff of the Second, and subsequently commis- 
sioned Assistant-Surgeon of the Tenth N. H. On 
leaving the service, he settled in the practice of 
his profession in Londonderry, in which town he 
died May 4, 1874, aged 43 years. 



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although inaccurate in one or two minor details, shows the general 
estimation of the regiment's conduct : 

"The Second N. H. Regiment. During the late engagement 
the Second New Hampshire regiment behaved with the utmost 
gallantry. Arriving on the field the second regiment, they were 
instantly called upon to support the right of the Rhode Island 
Battery ; and with the coolness of veterans, although swept by the 
fire of the rebels, formed line of battle and remained in this trying 
position for more than an hour. When ordered to charge, they 
rushed forward with great impetuosity, driving the enemy from 
their position to the woods, and sweeping everything before them. 
At one time, when a retreat was sounded. Companies B and I 
remained in their position half an hour after every other company 
had retreated, and poured in a destructive fire on the rebels who 
were advancing to outflank them, only retiring when capture or 
annihilation became inevitable." 

Official Report of Lieut.-Col, Fiske. 

Hdqrs Second Regiment N. H. Volunteers, 

Camp Sullivan, near Washington, July 27, i8bi. 

Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the movements of the Second 
Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers during the march and battle on the 21st instant. I give 
the time of our different movements as nearly as possible: 

The regiment left its camp near Centreville at 2 o'clock a. m., and immediately took its 
place in the column of the Second Brigade, under Colonel Burnside. We continued in the 
column of the brigade until near the field of battle. On arriving at the battle-field (10.30) we 
were ordered up to support the Rhode Island Battery. Before arriving at the place indicated 
we were ordered on to the crest of a hill, in a field considerably to the right, exposed to the fire 
of the enemy's batteries. We here fired upon some battalions said to be Georgia troops, who 
retired to the shelter of the woods opposite. After they retired the regiment was withdrawn 
under the shelter of the brow of the hill. We were then ordered to the left to support the Rhode 
Island Battery. The men took their position and fired several volleys. Colonel M arston was 
wounded here and carried to the rear (11.30 a. m.) 

We were moved from here to a position on the left and in advance of the Rhode Island 
Battery, where we fired a few shots at the retreating enemy. After remaining here an hour, 
more or less, we were ordered to report ourselves to Colonel Heintzelman (i o'clock p. m.) The 
regiment moved to a position near his column, and I sent the sergeant-major three several times 
to report the regiment ready to render any succor or support they were able to afford. The 
sergeant-major was unable to meet with Colonel Heintzelman or his staff. After remaining in 
this position some time I received an order (2.30 p. m.) to advance to a position indicsLted, 
which was to the left and |a quarter of a mile in advance of the troops engaged in that part of 
the field. The enemy were screened from our sight. As the men were exposed to fire from a 
battery and from musketry, I ordered |them to lie down, and fire whenever any of the enemy 
were exposed. 

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good order, halting once under the shelter of some woods. On our way to rejoin our brigade we 
were ordered by an officer of dragoons, whose regiment was in advance in the retreat, to make 
haste, or we should be cut off by the enemy's cavalry. Our column was formed again in the 
brigade, but before the formation was complete the retreat began, and continued, with a short 
rest at our former camp, near Centreville, to Washington. 

The men obeyed orders with coolness and precision during the whole day. They took every 
position they were ordered to, and never wavered or retired until ordered to do so, and were 
among the last, if not the last, to leave the field. Their retreat on the whole route to their camp 
was unattended' by tumult or any disorder further than leaving their ranks. Their conduct 
throughout the day inspires me with entire confidence in their courage and steadiness, and I 
hope will meet your commendation. 

FRANK S. FISKE, 
Lieutenant-Colotiely Comdg. Second N. H. Volunteers. 



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CHAPTER III. 

JULY 23, 1 86 1, TO APRIL lO, 1 86 2. HOOKER*S BRIGADE ORGANIZED 

AT BLADENSBURG MARCH TO THE LOWER POTOMAC SECOND IN 

CAMP AT HILLTOP A YOUNG MARYLANDER TAUGHT A LESSON 

STAKING OFF THE GUARD LINE WINTER CAMP AT BUDD'S FERRY 

INCIDENTS OF THE REBEL BLOCKADE GEN. NAGLEE IN COMMAND 

OF BRIGADE MARSTON'S FAMOUS DUNGEON MARSTON BEATS GEN. 

MCCLELLAN'S ordnance OFFICER ^I'HE REBELS EVACUATE THEIR 

POSITIONS MURDER OF LUTHER W. FASSETT BY REBEL SCOUTS 

hooker's DIVISION EMBARK FOR THE PENINSULA ^THE SECOND 

REGIMENT STORM- BOUND AT POINT LOOKOUT. 



FRNSIDE'S brigade was broken up very soon 
after the battle of Bull Run, all its regiments 
except the Second being three months troops. 
On the morning of August 9th the Second 
Regiment broke camp and marched over to 
Bladensburg, a well-known suburb of Wash- 
ington. As the regiment filed into the field 
where it was to make its camp, a tall man, in 
civilian dress, but bearing the unmistakable 
-^ ' impress of military training, rode up and 

directed the movements of the regiment. He was Joseph Hooker, 
one of the newly-appointed Brigadier Generals of Volunteers. His 
brigade, when organized, consisted of the First and Eleventh 
Massachusetts, Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania and Second New Hamp- 
shire regiments. The Second was the first to arrive at the brigade 
rendezvous, and consequently the first troops " Fighting Joe.'* 
commanded in the war. 

All the regiments were in camp within a few days. August 23d 
the brigade was reviewed by Gen. McClellan, who had been called 
to the command of the army gathered for the defence of Washing- 
ton; and on the forenoon of the 25 th, President Lincoln, with 
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troops. The regular routine of drill and camp duties was varied 
by work on the fortifications with which Washington was being 
surrounded, and the forts near Bladensburg in that stupendous 
system of defences were largely built by Hooker's men. 




Hospital Steward's Quarters, Bladensburg. 

Drawn by J. Warren Thy7tg,/rom Sketch by Israel T. Hunt. 

Tent made from an old hospital fly and some boards, the front eked out with pieces of gunny- 
bags. Here the Surgeon, with Bill. Stark, the Steward, (popularly known as " Old Cooney,") 
and his assistant (Dr. Hunt,) received the " halt, blind, lame, and lazy," when the " Surgeon's 
call " rang out, early in the morning. 

September 5th the regiment received its first installment of 
recruits, a squad of ninety-seven arriving from Na^ Hi'iipshir 
under charge of Sergeant Cobb, of Company A. This number 
gauges pretty accurately the loss to the regiment up to that time 
from deaths and discharges on account of disability. 

On about the same date an important change was made in the 
equipment of the regiment, the smoothbore muskets being 
exchanged for Springfield rifled muskets. 

Early in October, Hooker's command was increased to a 
division by the addition of Sickles' " Excelsior Brigade," and CoL 
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command of the First Brigade. On Thursday, October 24, the 
division broke camp and started for the lower Potomac. The 

rebels had been permitted to 
blockade the river by the 
erection of powerful batteries 
on the Virginia shore at 
various commanding points 
below Occoquan Creek, be- 
tween thirty and forty miles 
from Washington. This was 
quite a seriouS matter, as it 
practically closed one of the 
most important avenues of 
communication with the cap- 
ital. But whoever, if any 
one, was responsible for 
permitting this to be done. 
Hooker's division was now 
sent to establish itself upon 
the Maryland shore, over 
against the blockade. 

The march occupied four 
days, the division arriving at 
its destination on Sunday, 
October 27. The Second, with Doubleday's battery, went into 
camp some five or six miles from the rest of the division, at the 
important village of Hilltop, consisting of one frame dwelling house, 
a cross-roads store, and two negro cabins. For three or four days 
the regiment camped in a frost-bitten hollow by Nanjemoy Creek, 
but was then moved to a higher and pleasanter location. One 
company was sent each day to picket the mouth of the creek, which 
had been a favorite point of passage for the rebels to and fro across 
the Potomac. 

Many of the young men of this part of Maryland had gone over 
and joined the rebels, but one, at least, remained long enough to 
be taught a lesson in good manners which it is not likely he soon 
forgot. At dress parade one afternoon he posted himself near the 



William Waterman Sawteile, Co. G. 

One of Amherst's earliest volunteers, and her 
first victim in the war. Died at Bladensbur^, 
October 25, 1861, having been taken with typhoid 
fever soon after his return from Bull Run. Plate 
from Boylston's "Amherst in the Great Civil 
Conflict.'^ 



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regimental commander with the Httle group of citizens that had 
gathered to witness the ceremony, and kept up a string of offensive 
remarks evidently intended for 
the officer's ear. When for- 
bearance ceased to be a virtue, 
the officer of the guard took 
him in charge, and the young 
Marylander marched jauntily 
off to the guard tent. But 
when parade was dismissed, 
the poor devil was brought out 
and flayed alive. At the head 
of the first company street his 
tour commenced. A guard of 
honor surrounded him with a 
hedge of bayonets, and a 
negro who had attached him- 
self to the regiment was posted 
as his file- closer. For actual 
horror and suffering, Stanley's 
rear guard in Africa had a 
picnic compared with this 
fellow's short tour of camp. 
Livid and trembling with rage, 
he was kicked — kicked by a 

nigger ! — up one street, down another, out across the parade 
ground, and over the guard line. The negro was at once sent off 
out of reach of vengeance, and it is quite probable the young 
Marylander crossed the river and joined his friends in rebeldom. 

It was in this camp that the regimental commander got so neat 
a hoist by his own petard. Becoming disgusted one day with the 
slovenly marching of some of the camp guard, he ordered the guard 
line marked off with pegs driven into the ground at proper pacing 
intervals. The job was still in progress, when^ having occasion to 
pass out of camp, he tripped on one of these pegs and went end 
over end. " Great guns ! " he roared as he gathered himself, '' I 'd 
like to know what infernal idiot has been sticking the ground full of 
sticks. I '11 stop that !" And he did. 



Henry F. Clifton, Co. C. 

A boy of sixteen, who joined the regiment 
with the first lot of recruits, at Bladensbure, and 
carried a gun for three years. Now resides in 
Manchester, is widely and familiarly^known as 
" Harry," and is still young and lively enough 
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On the 14th of November the Second joined and went into 
winter quarters with its brigade at Budd's Ferry. It arrived just in 
time to witness one of the most exciting little brushes of the 
season. A schooner, loaded with wood, was " running the block- 
ade," when the wind failed her in mid-stream. She was struck two 
or three times by rebel shot, whereupon the crew dropped anchor 
and scuttled for the Maryland shore. A boat filled with rebel 
soldiers was seen pulling for the prize from the Virginia side ; 
•whereupon a detachment of the First Massachusetts was sent to 



Quarters of the Second Regiment Butcher, Budd's Ferry. 
Drawn by y. Warren Thyng, from a Tintype. 

the rescue. The rebel party was the first to reach the boat. They 
set fire to her and pulled away as a boatload of the First men 
approached. The flames were soon extinguished ; then the anchor 
was hoisted, the jib set to catch what little wind there was, and the 
schooner was towed up the river and turned over to one of the 
gunboats of the upper flotilla. All this was done under a sharp 
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Hooker named the camp 
of his division " Camp Ba- 
ker." He was joined about 
the first of December by the 
Second New Jersey Brigade 
— the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh 
and Eighth regiments of 
that state — which became 
the Third Brigade of the 
division. The camps were 
established from a half to 
three-quarters of a mile 
distance from the river, and 
under cover of woods which 
screened them from rebel 
observation. The camp of 
the Second was near Gen. 
Hooker's headquarters, and 
close by the Posey house, 
which was quite notorious 
in the annals of those days. S'^'*'" ^' P^''*®''' ^°' '■ 

Posey had a son in the rebel ^^'^d of apoplexy, at Budd's Ferry, Md., March 

•' 14, 1862. 

army, had probably been a 

rebel agent before Hooker's arrival, (and perhaps after,) and was 
arrested therefor ; and as the writer remembers, was tried and got 
clear. Still, the Posey girls — who had been reported to Wash- 
ington as signaling to the rebels across the river by lights at night 
and mirrors by day — were very pleasant acquaintances for some of 
the Yankees during the winter. 

Winter set in, and there was no lack of work to occupy the 
time and attention of the men. Timber was convenient and plenty. 
The "A" tents were stockaded four or five feet high, with fireplaces 
and chimnies of " cob- work " plastered thick with Maryland mud. 
The country roads became absolutely impassable — merely trenches 
of almost fathomless mud — and a corduroy road was built from 
the camps to the steamboat landing at Rum Point, at the mouth of 
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" Laboring like patient oxen 
By the banks of Chickamoxen," 

was the rhythmic wail of Sergeant Adams, of D, who contested 
with Gunnison, of I, the laurel crown of regimental poet laureate. 

Nor was there any lack of amusements. Almost every day 
there was a free show out on the river, which the men could take 
in by simply going a few rods from camp. The blockade was only 
effective against large vessels, which from their great draft would 
be compelled to keep to the ship channel near the Virginia shore. 
Sloops and schooners, keeping well over to the Maryland side, ran 
up and down in broad daylight as boldly as they would have sailed 

into Boston Harbor. The 
rebels, as a matter of princi- 
ple, always opened fire on 
them, and it was not unusual 
for one schooner to be the 
target for scores of shells 
before it got clear of the bat- 
teries. Thousands of shot 
were fired by the rebels 
during the winter, and the 
atrocious wildness of their 
gunnery is in evidence in the 
fact that, with the exception 
of the wood-laden schooner 
before mentioned, not a vessel 
was hit from the beginning to 
the end of the blockade. Our 
war vessels, even — which had 
to keep the channel — ran the 
gauntlet unscathed, but always 
by night. On the morning of 
December 13 two gunboats 
made the run from the upper 
to the lower flotilla ; and at five o'clock on the morning of January 
12 the frigate " Pensacola," which had been undergoing repairs at 
the Washington navy yard, went by without injury, under a fire so 



Horace 0. Smith, Co. E. 

One of a squad of twelve young men who went 
to Exeter from South Newmarket, ^lay 5, 1861, 
and were mustered in by Charles H. Bell, after- 
wards Governor. He is now engineer at the 
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terrific (in noise) that everybody in Hooker's camps turned out to 
see what it was all about. Hooker reported to the authorities at 
Washington that a vessel had about as much chance of being 
hit by the rebels as of being struck by lightning ; and Gen. Joseph 
E. Johnston, then the rebel commander, gave it as his opinion, a 
short time before the evacuation, that " the guns on the Potomac 
have very little effect," and 
stated that two or three of 
those on Cockpit Point had 
been burst. 

February 21st, Gen. Henry 
M. Naglee assumed command 
of the First Brigade, and in 
him it struck a Tartar. The 
very next day he had the 
officers of the day and of the 
guard of every regiment in the 
brigade under arrest on techni- 
cal charges. Everybody, from 
highest to lowest, was soon 
arrayed against him. He met 
his match in Colonel Marston. 
One day, in inspecting the 
regiment, he visited the guard 
house, a very comfortable log 
building used in common by 
the camp guard and the pris- 
oners. He decided at once 
that it was altogether too 
palatial for prisoners, and 
ordered Col. Marston to have a 
dungeon built of logs. ** Build 

it," he directed, " without a crack or an opening, so that it will be 
perfectly dark." His orders were obeyed to the letter. Within a 
day or two he was over again, and his eyes beamed with satisfaction 
as they rested on the gloomy structure. But after w^alking around 
it, he halted with a puzzled look and inquired of Marston where the 
4 



David G. Dickey, Co. B. 

Was from Lyndeborough, and still resides 
there. Had a hand in building Naglee's dun- 
geon, concerning which he writes: " I was one 
of the men detailed from my company to help 
build it. During the work I went to Colonel 
Marston to get an order on the Quartermaster 
for a saw to make the door. The old Colonel 
said, ' Tut ! tut ! who told you to cut a door? ' 
I caught on, went back, and helped sling on the 
mud where the door should have been, wonder- 
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entrance was and how he expected to get anybody into it. "Oh," 
replied the colonel, complacently, " that's not my lookout. I have 
obeyed orders strictly. How does it suit you?" The general went 
his way, and " Naglee's dungeon " was still standing when the 
regiment left Budd's Ferry for the Peninsula. 

Gen. Naglee's connection with this, his first command, lasted 
only about two months, and that his reputation was well maintained 
in subsequent commands is shown by the following correspondence 
given to the world by Gen. Keyes in his " Fifty Years' Observation 
of Men and Events :" 

" Headquarters Naglee's Division, 

Newburn, June 12, 1863. 
General: I am most happy to advise you that I have been transferred with my brigade into 
the Department of North Carolina. It may be equally agreeable and satisfactory to you, as it 
certainly is to myself, to be assured that the separation will be a permanent one. 

H. M. NAGLEE. 
To Maj.-Gen. E. D. Keyes." 

** Headquarters 4th Corps, 

Yorktown, June 25, 1863. 
General: Your letter of the 12th instant has been received. The happiness you express in 
your announcement of a permanent separation is, I assure you, most cordially reciprocated. I 
will add, with the risk of being thought to exaggerate, that I do not believe any one of your 
previous commanding officers was made more happy at parting with you than I was. 

Very respectfully, etc., E. D. KEYES. 

Brig.-Gen. H. M. Naglee, U. S. Volunteers'' 

Soon after the war a jilted woman took her revenge on Naglee 
by publishing in a book the letters he had written her, and the 
spiciest parts of the whole were his comments on public men and 
measures. Two or three samples will be sufficient to illustrate the 
vanity and egotism of the man : 

March 3, 1862. — ** I have an excellent brigade — two regiments of Massachusetts, one New 
Hampshire, and one Pennsylvania — and have great confidence they will do great credit to 
themselves. * * * I am very agreeably surprised to find that my duties come very naturally 
to me, and so have had no difficulty; on the contrary, although but two weeks here, I have 
succeeded in completely capturing the confidence and respect of all my officers, and am received 
in the most flattering manner by all." 

March is, i8b2. — " Confidentially, that is, for your ear and that of your mother, one of my 
troubles comes from the fact that Hooker is inefficient; he is slow, and not capable. I came a 
long ways, and for the purpose of doing something. I come in contact with him often. I am 
too strong for him. My opinions receive favor at Washington, and to the condemnation of his 
plans. He is envious of me, but is afraid to oppose me. * * * Yet he dare not say I am 
not a superior officer, and that if I have a chance I will not make a mark." 

September 2q, 1863.—" I am again the mark of the especial spite of the War Department, 
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well at Norfolk, by which you will see that I have made many friends. Indeed, that was the 
cause of the order. I was becoming too well liked; too much influence." 

May 20, 1864.—" You will have heard before this of my being no longer in the army. With- 
out a word of explanation, without any justification, I have been dropped from the rolls of the 
army, and all because, despite all threats or offers of reward, I would not abandon my principles 
— I would not be abolitionized." 

November ij, 1864. — " The coming two years will try the country, and this people, and 
there will be an awful crisis. I shall only be too happy to be out of the way. If I cannot be 
permitted to save, I will not be a party to assist in the destruction." 

It was about the first of December before Col. Marston was 
sufficiently recovered from his wound to assume command of the 
regiment. Lieut.-Colonel 
Fiske had been in com- 
mand until about the first 
of November, when he was 
detailed to court martial 
duty, and subsequently to 
the temporary command 
of the Twenty-sixth 
Pennsylvania. So Major 
Stevens was much of the 
time in command, during 
the absence of Colonel 
Marston. 

After the assembling of 
Congress, the colonel 
divided his time between 
the camp and the House 
of Representatives. His 
" pull " at Washington was 
of great service to the 
regiment, more times than 
one. On one occasion he 
took the captain of Company B up with him to get some cartridges 
for their Sharp's rifles. McClellan's ordnance officer refused to 
issue the requisition, saying the general did not desire, and would 
not have, two kinds of ammunition in one regiment. Marston was 
quite as decided in his determination to hold on to his breech- 
loaders. "You probably think you are bigger than General 



Orren S. Adams, Co. A. 

One of the first lot of recruits, joining at Blad- 
ensburg, and serving until May, 1863, when he was 
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McClellan," the badgered officer at last said, testily. " No, sir ! " 
thundered the equally mad colonel, " but I will show you there is 
somebody in Washington that is ! " He went at once to see the 
Secretary of War, and laid the case before him. " Send that man 
to me," said Stanton to a messenger. In a short time the officer 
appeared, and as he emerged from the secretary's office a few 
minutes later, he said to Marston, with a sickly smile, " I have 



Guard House of the Second Regiment, Budd's Ferry. 
Drazvn by J. Warren Thyng, from Sketch by Sergt. J. E, Saunders. 

signed your requisition." The men of Company B, to mark their 
appreciation of the'colonel's victory over the major-general, .which 
saved to them their beloved rifles, procured an elegant sword, 
which was duly and formally presented to Marston March 1 1 th. 

December 15 th, while sitting in his tent, Colonel Marston was 
severely wounded in the left hip by the accidental discharge of a 
revolver with which a boy was toying in an adjacent tent. 

The same day a large number of New Hampshire people came 
down on the boat from Washington to visit the camp. In the party 
were John P. Hale, E. H. Rollins, Daniel Clark, Waterman Smith, 
E. A. Straw, B. F. Martin, and a bevy of New Hampshire ladies. 
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and beauty, at dress parade that afternoon ! The regiment being 
formed in hollow square, with the guests in the inclosure, Major 
Stevens stepped forward and addressed the regiment as follows : 
" Fellow soldiers, we have something new in this square today. We 
are honored by the presence of four ladies from New Hampshire, 
who are heart and soul with us in this great struggle. The least we 
can do is to give them three cheers. Are you all ready?" The 
men were all ready. 

January 12 th the rebels 
seemed to be trying their long 
range guns on Hooker's 
camps. One 30-pound rifle 
shell passed directly over the 
Second's camp and struck on 
the parade ground without 
exploding. It was gathered 
in by Damon of Company I, 
and was sold to Maj. Stevens, 
who deposited it in the col- 
lection of war relics in the 
Adjutant General's office at 
Concord. 

In February the ground 
got into such condition that 
drill was resumed — six hours 
a day. Much attention was 
paid to bayonet and skirmish 
drill, and the musicians were 
exercised in the ambulance 
drill. The men were expect- 
ing to cross the river and attack the rebel batteries. In fact, 
Hooker was contemplating and arranging for such a move, but it 
was suspended by orders from General McClellan the latter part of 
February. 

Sunday, March 9th, was a memorable day. The rebels evacu- 
ated their entire line of batteries, setting fire to their camps and the 
steamer "George Page" and several schooners in Quantico Creek. 



Corpl. John Chandler, Co. F. 

Present resi- 



From a picture ta'<en in i860, 
dence, Plymouth. 



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The commanding sites on the Maryland shore were covered with 
interested spectators from Hooker's divison. It was an impressive 
scene, the Virginia shore being enveloped in dense masses of smoke 
for a distance of five miles. The little black gunboat " Anacosta," 

of the upper flotilla, cau- 
tiously steamed down the 
river, throwing shells into 
the upper battery. Upon 
arriving opposite the bluff, 
a boat was seen pulling 
from her to the shore, and 
soon the Stars and Stripes 
broke from the towering 
staff which for months had 
flaunted the banner with a 
strange device. A large 
party of New Hampshire 
men and women had 
arrived in camp the day 
before, just in season to 
witness such a sight as 
comes to but few persons 
more than once in a life- 
time. 

Detachments were sent 
over from the division to 
reconnoiter and take pos- 
session. The guns were 
rolled down to the river 
bank, where they could be 
loaded upon barges; and 
soon almost every man in 
camp had some little souvenir which "our friends the enemy" had 
left behind. April 2, while on this service, Luther W. Fassett, of 
Company E, was killed by rebel scouts or guerrillas. His company 
had located the grave of a rebel gun, and he, with a companion, 
was sent back to the landing for shovels. On the way, three men 



Capt. William 0. Sides, Co. K. 

Had been an officer in the state militia, and on the 
breaking out of the war was Commissary-General of 
the state. He is said to have been the first man in the 
state to enlist, being sworn in at Concord by Adjt,-Gen. 



J. C. Abbott, and receiving commission as recruiting 
~" »» •• . »- ^^ which 

ig Cub Rui 
on the retreat, he received injuries which led to his 



officer. He enlisted a company at Portsmouth, whic 
he led at the first Bull Run. While crossing Cub Run, 



resignation. He was commissioned Captain in the 
Veteran Reserve Corps, with which he served until the 
closing days of 1865, Since the war he has been editor, 
custom house inspector, postmaster of Portsmouth, 
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in citizen's clothes suddenly confronted them. Fassett immediately 
surrendered, notwithstanding which he was shot down in his tracks, 
whereupon his companion took leg bail and escaped. Fassett had 
a brother in the same company, and a wife and child in New 
Hampshire. 

Signs of an early movement now multiplied. The superfluous 
baggage was shipped to Washington; "shelter" tents were issued 
to the men ; temporary piers were erected for the embarkation of 
the division ; and steamers loaded with troops were passing down 
the river — a fleet of thirty large boats at one time. McClellan was 
transferring the Army of the Potomac to the Peninsula for an 
advance on Richmond by that route. 

The division broke camp and embarked April 5 th, but the boats 
bearing the First Brigade remained at anchor in the river until the 
morning of the 7 th. The Second, with three companies of the 
Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania, were crowded upon the "South 
America," a crazy old river boat. When the boat arrived at the 
mouth of the Potomac, a wild spring gale was blowing up Chesa- 
peake Bay, and Colonel Marston would not permit the shaky and 
overcrowded boat to proceed. "I brought my men out here to 
fight," he said, "not to be drowned like rats." So the boat ran in 
to the pier at Point Lookout, and most of the men were landed. 

The Point had been quite a summer resort, and the vacant 
hotel and cottages were appropriated for quarters. But while the 
men were comfortably housed, they were by no means overfed, the 
three days' rations with which they had started from Budd's Ferry 
being about exhausted. The rain poured, the wind howled, and 
the men went hungry for nearly three days, when a relief expedition 
reached them from Washington, and on the afternoon of April loth 
the "South America" pulled out from "Camp Starvation" and 
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APRIL II TO MAY 4, I 86 2. THE SECOND ARRIVES AT FORT MONROE 

A SIGHT AT THE "MONITOR" AND "MERRIMACK" DISEMBARKS AT 

CHEESEMAN'S creek THE SEIGE OF YORKTOWN PROF. LOWE'S 

BALLOON FATIGUE DUTY IN THE TRENCHES ROAD BUILDING 

UNDER DIFFICULTIES GEN. GROVER RELIEVES NAGLEE REBELS 

EVACUATE YORKTOWN THE PURSUIT TOWARD WILLIAMSBURG. 



T 



^HE "South America" arrived at Fort 
Monroe on the morning of x\pril nth, 
and tied up to the wharf for coal. Coming 
in, she passed close to the " Monitor," whose 
fight with the " Merrimack " had been 
announced to the Second as they were going 
on board the transport at Budd's Ferry. And 
as if it had been specially arranged to give 
the regiment a view of the whole outfit, it was 
not long before the "Merrimack" was seen 
"^''* ~ coming down from Norfolk, accompanied by 

two large steamers and a swarm of tugs. It 
was her first appearance since the famous combat in Hampton 
Roads, and all was excitement in anticipation of another big fight. 
Every vessel that could not fight struck out into Chesapeake Bay, 
while the war ships came in and took position to contest the 
passage of the rebel fleet. As the "South America" went out, she 
passed the frigate "Minnesota," coming in — a gallant show, with 
her men at the guns and her decks cleared for action ; yet, alone, 
she was no match for the rebel monster, and the hope of successful 
battle rested with that uncanny Httle raft and turret, which had 
once sent the " Merrimack," crippled, back to her den. A half- 
dozen shots, perhaps, were exchanged at long range between the 
" Merrimack " and the Riprap battery, when the rebel procession 
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Late in the afternoon the "South America" arrived at Cheese- 
man's Creek, about six miles below Yorktown, and the troops were 
landed at Ship Point. The shores of the creek were lined with 
vessels discharging their cargoes 
of war materials. Seige guns, 
mortars, shells, and piles of army 
supplies of every description were 
on every hand, and thousands of 
soldiers were camped about, wait- 
ing for orders to proceed to the 
front. The Second soon joined 
the brigade, going into camp on a 
flooded meadow, where the 
problems demanding immediate 
attention were : first, how to keep 
out of the swim ; second, how to 
spHce the shelter tents — this being 
the first time the regiment had 
used them. On the 12 th the 
brigade moved up three or four 
miles, to near the head of Cheese- 
man's Creek, and on the i6th 
marched still further to the front, 
to its permanent position in the 
beseiging lines before Yorktown, 

The Army of the Potomac had 
recently been organized into army corps, designated by numbers. 
The Third Corps was commanded by Gen. Heintzelman, and at the 
seige comprised the divisions of Generals Fitz-John Porter, Joseph 
Hooker and Charles S. Hamilton. Hamilton was, however, relieved 
by Gen. Phil. Kearney, before the seige was ended ; and Porter's 
division was taken from the corps soon after. The Third Corps 
held the extreme right of the beseiging lines, having upon its front 
the main rebel defences, extending from the York river, in front of 
Yorktown, to the headwaters of the Warwick river, which inter- 
posed as a barrier between the two armies from that point to the 
James. 



Adjt. Centre H. Lawrence. 

Original 5th Sergt. of Co. A, and the first 
color bearer of the regiment. Sergt. -Maj,, 
August, 1861. First Lieut, and Adjt., in 
Oct., 1861, and during the Peninsular cam- 
paign. Asst. Adjt. -Gen. of Volunteers in 
Oct., 1862. Severely wounded by gunshot 
in left thigh at battle of Petersburg Heights, 
in July, 1864, and still carries the oall in his 
body. Brevetted Major in 1865. At pres- 
ent practicing law in Washington, D. C, 
with residence at Linden, Montgomery Co.^ 
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Heintzelman's camps were at an average distance of a mile and 
a half from the rebel works, and so placed as to be masked from 
rebel observation. The Second's camp was immediately to the 
right of the Williamsburg road, upon the opposite side of which 
were the headquarters of Heintzelman and Hooker, and also 
Howe's steam sawmill, which was manned by the Yankees and kept 



Howe's Sawmill, near Yorktown. 

Drawn by y. Warren Thyng, from a IV ay time Sketch. 

The point of view of the above sketch was within the camp limits of the Second Regiment. 
The tents in the background belonged to the headquarters of Heintzelman and Hooker. 

humming night and day, preparing dimension lumber for the 
engineers. Professor Lowe's balloon apparatus was also one of the 
Second's near neighbors, being located by the side of the road a 
few rods from the regiment's camp. Ascensions were made almost 
every day for a peep into the rebel works and camps. The balloon 
would no sooner show its swaying globe above the tree tops, than 
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that seemed to be detailed to this especial duty. But for the 
constant movement of the men who held it captive by the drag- 
rope, thus distracting the aim of the rebel gunners, its chances of 
escape would have been small. Fragments of shell were scattered 
about the camps in a delightfully careless manner. But the men of 
the Second were quick to 
learn, and when Lowe was 
seen preparing to go up 
they were very liable to 
have business in a deep 
ravine a few rods from 
camp. It was truly remark- 
able that not a man of the 
Second was ever injured in 
these little flurries, and the 
most serious loss recorded 
was a haversack of hard- 
tack and a shelter tent. 
The proprietor was "abed," 
sleeping off a night's 
debauch with a shovel in 
the trenches, with his 
haversack for a pillow. A 

frolicsome piece of shell George G. Whitney, Co. G. 

happened along, kicked Resides at Antrim. 

the pillow from under his 

head, and scattered his reserve supplies in every direction. He 

tumbled out ready for a fight with the man who did it. 

The Third Corps bore its full share of the labors of the seige. 
A most elaborate system of works was laid out — redoubts, batteries, 
parallels — at a distance of twelve hundred yards or more from the 
rebel fortifications. Much of the work upon the trenches was done 
by night, and the Second fairly astounded the engineer in charge, 
on its first essay. Every man dug as if the fate of the army rested 
on his individual shovel. But they soon learned to work with a 
moderation more in consonance with the spirit of the campaign. 

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head of the little peninsula of a few hundred acres between York 
River and Wormley Creek. It threw its last shovelfuls of dirt, as 

a regiment, some days before 
the evacuation, in widening and 
elaborating the extreme right of 
this line, on the bluff overlook- 
ing York River; although a 
detail from the regiment was 
engaged, as late as May 2, on 
the great mortar battery (No. 
4,) where ten pieces were being 
mounted to toss 13-inch shells 
into the rebel works. 

While other parts of the 
lines, and especially the 
batteries and redoubts, were 
screened by trees, the trenches 
on the right were in plain view 
Levi H. Sleeper, Co. I. of the rebel bluff batteries. 

One of the original "Abbott Guard," who which kept up Quite a Steady 

enlisted from Manchester, and still resides r v i. j 

^^ere. fire to annoy the working par- 

ties. It was rarely, however, that a man was hit, and in time 
familiarity bred contempt. Many a time a party would climb out 
of the trench, spread a blanket on the ground to the rear, and have 
a sociable game of cards in spite of the rebel shells. One of these 
sittings was rudely broken up by a big shell which just grazed the 
top of the parapet and exploding over the party, showered it with a 
peck of unburned powder, more or less. The players simply dove 
— all but " Crackie," who never lost his nerve, (in a game.) He 
gathered up the collateral, put " the pack" in his pocket, carefully 
folded the blanket, and then got under cover. 

An immense amount of work was also done in the construction 
of roads leading up to and connecting the batteries. One was 
built along the shores of Wormley' s Creek, the steep, high banks of 
which afforded protection from the rebel fire. Not far below the 
surface of this part of the Peninsula is a geological formation 
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mass, and very difficult to work with picks and shovels. Thousands 
of tons of this material were tumbled down to make the roadbed 
along the creek, and this work of 
McClellan's army will doubtless 
remain substantially as they left it, 
long after every other mark of the 
works connected with the seige 
shall have been obliterated. 

A round of duty in the trenches 
did not always mean work with the 
spade. The completed parallels 
were occupied by a competent 
force, and sometimes were literally 
packed with troops ready to defend 
the beseiging lines against a sortie. . 
One night the Second lay to the 
rear of, and outside, the trenches 
near Battery No. 2, under cover of 
the depression where a little finger 
of Wormley's Creek came up. It 

kept well under cover, and wide Alfred Woodman, Co. B. 

awake, as the rebels maintained a Resides in piainfieid. 
very well directed and sometimes 

rapid fire upon that particular portion of the lines. One shell swept 
through a line of muskets stacked just to the rear of a trench, 
scattering them in every direction. Several shells struck in the 
opposite bank of the narrow ravine, and exploded there. It was 
lively enough any way; but the worst was to come. About mid- 
night a commotion was heard to the rear, in the direction of the 
camps, as if some mule teams were stampeding over rough ground, 
and this was the signal for an infernal fire from every rebel gun that 
could be brought to bear. It was the noisiest night of the seige, 
excepting, possibly, the night of the evacuation. 

Another night (April 26) lives in the annals of the Second as 
the occasion when " Old Gil." lost half his regiment for an hour. 
The regiment entered the trenches after dark — and it was very dark 
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and crowded with troops, and by some mistake the left wing was 
halted, while Marston went on to his designated position with the 
right. In time he came back, hunting foY his lost companies, and 
got the regiment together again. Their position was near what was 
popularly termed the "Hungarian battery." There were reasons 
for anticipating an attempt by the rebels to surprise this part of the 
lines, and every man was on the alert. Sometime after midnight 
the sound of rushing feet was heard out at the front, and the men 
docked their pieces and crowded up behind the parapet. The cool 
nerve which always characterized the regiment was well applied 
here, for although every man was ready and with his finger on the 

trigger, not a gun was fired. 
The pickets (from another 
regiment) came tumbling over 
the breastworks. But after 
waiting a reasonable time, and 
no rebels following, Marston 
concluded they had stampeded 
from nothing, and ordered 
them to their posts, with some 
very pointed directions not to 
come rushing back on him 
again unless they had some- 
thing to come for. 

For a short time after its 

arrival at the front the brigade 

was afflicted by Gen. Naglee's 

ambition to appear "always 

ready." Every morning, before 

sunrise, his regiments in camp 

were formed in line and held 

in readiness to march at a 

moment's notice. This was a great hardship for men who were 

seeking a night's rest after twenty-four hours in the trenches ; and 

as soon as these buncombe morning parades came to the notice of 

Gen. Hooker, he ordered them discontinued. And soon after — 

about the 20th — Naglee was sent to afflict some other command 



Charles H. Warren, Co. K. 

In business in Boston, engaged in the manu- 
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and Brig.-Gen. Cuvier Grover, a competent and popular officer, 
took command of the First Brigade. 

By the opening of May McClellan's seige guns and mortars were 
in position, and but little remained to do further than to cut down 
the screens of trees on the 
front of the batteries and wipe 
Yorktown from the face of the 
earth. This, it is said, was to 
have been done on the morning 
of the 6th. But Magruder had 
no idea of waiting to be shelled 
out. He had "held up" the 
Army of the Potomac a whole 
month, and knew when it was 
time for him to be off. He 
evacuated Yorktown on the 
night of the 3d, and retreated 
up the Peninsula toward Rich- 
mond. During the first half of 
the night he used up a great 
deal of ammunition, the fire of 
his guns being rapid and con- 
tinuous. But as this unusual 
activity was suspended soon 
after midnight, a suspicion of 
what had happened ran through the Union lines. It was this 
suspicion that assembled many men of the Second around Lowe's 
balloon, as he was seen getting ready to ascend with the first break 
of day. The balloon was let up a few hundred feet. Gen. Heint- 
zelman being with Lowe in the basket, and almost instantly a voice 
called to the signal officer below : " Telegraph to headquarters that 
there are no men to be seen in the enemy's works, and that a body 
of our troops are advancing on them as skirmishers." 

The news spread like wildfire, causing the greatest excitement. 
It was not long before orders were received to strike tents and 
pack up for a march. There was no time to draw and cook rations, 
and the men started with only such fragments as they happened to 



Luther P. Hubbard, Co. I. 

He went west, soon after the war, to grow 
up with Minneapolis, and has long been con- 
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have in their haversacks. One of Hooker's regiments was back at 
Cheeseman's Landing, and there were large detachments in the 
trenches. As these had to be gathered in, it was nearly one o'clock 
before the impatient Hooker was ready to march. Even then, 
Company F of the Second, on duty at Cheeseman's Creek, had not 
rejoined the regiment, and were left behind ; but as soon as they 
were relieved. Captain Snow and his men set out on a night march, 
and reported to Colonel Marston on the battlefield of Williamsburg, 
the following day. 

The division marched up through the rebel works, and pushed 
forward on the Williamsburg road. In a spirit of barbarous warfare, 
the rebels had planted torpedoes in places liable to be passed over 
by their pursuers, and several soldiers of the troops which preceded 
Hooker had been blown up by these infernal contrivances. But by 
this time many of the unexploded mines had been located, and 
were marked by little red flags or guarded by sentries stationed to 
warn men from them. There was but little straggling from the 
ranks, as safety lay in following the path where others had gone 
uninjured. 

Late in the afternoon, when about seven miles from Yorktown, 
a half-dozen wounded cavalrymen were met going to the rear. 
Hooker pushed on with the intention of supporting Stoneman's 
cavalry, which had struck the rebel line of defences before Wiliams- 
burg, but found the road in advance crowded with the troops of 
Smith's division of Keyes' corps. Hooker, the incarnation of vigor 
in the face of the enemy, grew impatient of delay, and entering a 
cross-road at Cheesecake Church, passed over to the Hampton 
road, a mile to the left, which intersected the Yorktown road, on 
^head, near the place of the cavalry's engagement. The cross and 
side roads were in an execrable condition; and to add to the 
difficulties and discomforts of the march, it began to rain, and a 
night of inky darkness came on. Hooker's men waded quagmires, 
and stumbled over stumps and roots, until nearly eleven o'clock, 
when they went into a most cheerless bivouac by the side of the 
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CHAPTER V. 

MAY 5, 1862. THE BAITLE OF WILLIAMSBURG GROVER'S BRIGADE 

OPENS THE FIGHT THE SECOND IN FRONT OF FORT MAGRUDER 

A CONTEST OF SHARPSHOOTERS THOMPSON'S DEAD SHOT FORT 

MAGRUDER SILENCED ^THE SECOND AND THIRD BRIGADES OVER- 
WHELMED ^THE SECOND REGIMENT DEPLOYED AS SKIRMISHERS A 

SAVAGE BUSH-FIGHT LIITLE DICKEY'S PRISONER DAVE. STEELE'S 

CHARGE "YOUR OWN ADAMS" A DESPERATE CRISIS HEINTZEL- 

MAN AT A WHITE HEAT KEARNEY'S ARRIVAL THE FINAL RUSH 

COLONEL MARSTON'S REPORT. 




T daylight on the morning of the 5 th Grover's 
brigade, with the First Massachusetts in the 
advance, resumed its march through the mud 
and in the rain, the road traversing a forest of 
large trees with dense underbrush. It had 
proceeded about a mile and a half when the 
head of the column encountered rebel pickets 
and Hooker at once made his dispositions for 
a fight. Gen. Grover came riding back to 
the Second. " I want that New Hampshire 
company with patent rifles ; where are they?" 
he inquired. The company called for (B), 
and also Company E, were sent forward as 
skirmishers. The remaining companies filed 
to the right of the road and formed line of 
battle, while the First Massachusetts formed similarly on the left, 
and in this order, with the Eleventh and Twenty- sixth in reserve, 
pushed forward. Soon an almost impenetrable abatis of felled trees 
was encountered, through and over which the skirmishers wormed 
their way, driving back the rebel riflemen who contested the 
advance, until they reached the open ground beyond. 

The regiment halted in line near the edge of the standing 
timber while the skirmishers were clearing the slashing, and here 
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met its first serious casualty of the day, Uriah W. Cole, of Company 
H, being crushed as he stood in the ranks by a solid shot from 
Fort Magruder. His cries of agony during the few moments he 
lived were heartrending. The line of battle, in due time, followed 
its skirmishers up through the abatis to the edge of the clearing 
beyond ; which being accomplished, the Eleventh and Twenty-sixth 



George C. Emerson, Co. B. 

Was taken prisoner in his first battle, at Bull Run, July 21, 
1861. Was exchanged in season to start with the regiment for 
the Peninsula, and was killed at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. He 
was from Candia. 

were thrown to the right in skirmish formation to make connection 
with the Yorktown road and open up communication with Sumner, 
who was known to be well advanced in that direction and with a 
large force at his disposal. 

Directly in front of the Second, at a distance of six or seven 
hundred yards, the Hampton and Yorktown roads came together, 
and there, commanding both approaches, the rebels had erected a 
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thirteen redoubts extending from the York to the James. Several 
field pieces were in this fort, which was embrasured for cannon, 
and the plain on its front was dotted with rifle pits each holding 
one or two sharpshooters. Facing this combination, the Second 
had all the essentials for a lively time, and the men distributed 
themselves behind stumps and logs, and did some very effective 
work upon the rebel gunners and riflemen. Col. Jenkins, who was 
in command at the fort, testified to the quality of the shooting, in 
his official report : " The enemy's sharpshooters, with superior 
range of guns, commanded the fort, and one after one the gallant 
men were shot down, until I was compelled to supply their want 
with infantry from the Palmetto Sharpshooters." 

An individual example of the fine work done at this point was 
furnished by Thompson of Company I. He was one of the charac- 
ters of the regiment. One of his brothers was killed with John 
Brown at Harper's Ferry, and another was the husband of one 
of "Old Ossawattomie's " daughters, and he was naturally an 
abolitionist of the most pronounced and radical type. He was also 
a very handy man with the rifle. Thompson was observed to lie 
for several minutes, motionless, his eye ranged along the sights of 
his piece ; and then it " spoke." " There," he grunted, " I plugged 
that fellow's head, and he was black enough to be a nigger !" The 
possibility that he had missed his mark never entered into his 
calculations. The next day, led by curiosity, one of the men went 
to the pit pointed out by Thompson, and found, curled up at the 
bottom, a swarthy man in gray, drilled through the forehead by the 
unerring bullet of the keen-eyed New Hampshire soldier. Among 
the dead man's effects was a newspaper printed partly in the 
Cherokee alphabet and language. 

The Second had been engaged nearly an hour, when, in the 
woods to the rear, a bugle was heard sounding a call, and in a few 
minutes Webber's regular battery came up the road and went into 
position in the open to the front of the Second. The guns in Fort 
Magruder at once directed their fire upon it; and before it had 
fired a shot most of the men abandoned their pieces and stampeded 
to the rear. Many of them came back upon the Second, and were 
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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



Capt. Evarts W. Farr, Co. G. 

right arm at Williamsburg, \ 
1862. The following September he was 



Lost right arm at Williamsburg, May 5, 
862. The following September he was 
commissioned Major of the Eleventh N. 



of artillerymen were seen coming. 
These were volunteers from Os- 
bom's New York battery, who at 
once took possession of the guns 
and opened fire. Bramhall's New 
York battery also came up and 
went bumping over stumps and 
dragging through the mire to 
position on the right of Webber. 
Within half an hour Fort Magruder 
was completely silenced; but in 
one of the redoubts far away to the 
left, beyond the reach of muskets, 
there were two or three rebel guns 
which kept up an annoying fire on 
the Second as long as it remained 
in this position. 

The New Jersey brigade arrived 
on the field about eight o'clock, 
and the Excelsiors an hour later. 
The Fifth New Jersey was at once 
sent forward to assist the Second 
in support of the artillery, while the other three regiments went off 
to the left, where, several hundred yards from the road, a projection 
of the woods marked the end of the slashing in that direction. 
Soon the rattle of a lively skirmish fire indicated that they had 
found something. But with the fire of Fort Magruder completely 
silenced, and the sharpshooters on their front in a very subdued 
mood, the Second now enjoyed for hours a season of comparative 
tranquility. There was some shooting, to be sure, and from that 
redoubt beyond Fort Magruder there came, every little while, a 
shell or solid shot, smashing and crashing through the abatis. But 
this did not deter the men from spreading their pieces of shelter 
tent over limbs and branches as a protection from the beating rain ; 
and some even nursed up little fires over which to cook a cup of 
coffee — raw coffee being about the only ration any of them had left 
after the morning's meal. 



H. After the war he practiced law in 
Littleton and attained prominence in 
public afifairs. Was elected to 46th Con- 
gress, and died at Littleton November 30, 
1880, from the results of a cold contracted 
in conducting a successful canvass for 
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Gen. Hooker and staff rode up and out into the field toward 
the fort, apparently to get a better view of the plain beyond the 
point of woods to the left. A sharpshooter's bullet struck Hooker's 
horse, and he at once dismounted and examined the animal's 
wound. He came back to the artillery, and a change was made in 
its disposition, some of the pieces being advanced to a point where 
they would have a wider range to the left. Already there were 



K.MAg/**^ 







indications of a concentration of rebel troops upon that flank A 
large force, apparently a brigade, came out from under cover of 
Fort Magruder, and moving rapidly by the flank across the plain, 
were soon hid from the Second by intervening woods. 

As time passed, the fire away to the left increased in intensity 
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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



determined to assume the offensive, sent forward into the woods 
from the cover of the redoubts, first Wilcox's brigade, then in 
succession the brigades of Hill, Pryor, and Pickett. The last of 
these troops were in position by eleven o'clock, and from that time 
the musketry was tremendous — a succession of crashing volleys 
with hardly any intermission. The First Massachusetts, and then 

the Excelsior brigade, regiment by 
regiment, had been sent in to the 
support of the Jerseys, and Hooker, 
finding himself hard pressed, sent 
word of his condition to Heintzelman, 
who was supposed to be with Sumner 
on the Yorktown road. The cavalry- 
man carrying the note was gone but 
twenty minutes. Finding that 
Heintzelman had already started to 
join Hooker (but not by the short 
route used by the messenger), he 
delivered the note to Sumner. There 
was much feeling, afterwards, over 
what Hooker considered Sumner's 
failure to properly support him at 
this critical time. For three hours 
and more the two brigades stubbornly 
held their own against Longs treet's 
four. D. H. Hill's rebel division had 
been hurried back to Longs treet's 
assistance, and Johnston, the rebel 
commander-in-chief, was also upon 
the field ; but it looked as if Hooker's division was to be left alone 
to work out its own salvation. The crisis became so acute that 
Hooker ordered the Eleventh and Twenty-sixth to the left, but 
through some misunderstanding the latter regiment remained in 
position near the Yorktown road until the following morning. 

About three o'clock it became apparent to the anxious men of 
the Second that the left was being driven back. The Fifth New- 
Jersey, anticipating the coming storm, was seen to change front by 



Richard A. Walker, Co. E. 

Wounded at Williamsburg, May 5, 
11862, and died of wounds July 20. His 
venerable mother, Eliza A. Walker, 
now, at the age of 77 years, living in 
Greenland, N. H., writes: "He was 
my only' son, and the best boy that 
ever blest a mother. When he died, 
his father went to Fortress Monroe and 
brought his body home. The journey 
and nis grief were too much. He 
never was well after that, but lived, an 
invalid, thirty years." 



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HOOKERS LEFT DRIVEN BACK. 71 

getting into line, in some manner, in the road, near the left of the 
Second. The firing steadily advanced — out into the felled timber 
at length. Bullets came in upon the Second thicker and faster. 
The Fifth New Jersey fired two or three volleys, then disappeared 
down the road in the woods. The Second held on until the few 
men of its left who could get into position were hotly engaged, at 
close quarters, with the Ninth Alabama and other rebel troops. 
Not only was that network of felled trees swarming with the enemy, 
but a regiment (the Twenty- eighth Virginia) came up along the 
edge of the field, crouching under cover of the abatis. The artille- 
rymen were driven from their guns, and the Second was in this 
advanced position, alone, unsupported, and flanked. It had two 
military alternatives — either to 
change front so as to present a 
fighting face to the enemy, or 
to get out. Entangled as it 
was, the first movement was 
utterly impossible ; so the men 
were directed to get back to 
the edge of the woods and 
there re-form the regimental 
line. This meant the abandon- 
ment of the artillery, but there 
was no help for it. In fact, the 
guns were so badly mired, and 
so many horses killed, that the 
rebels were able to carry off 
but four of the twelve pieces. ^""^"^ "' '^°'''''"' ^°' ^' 

T* :^ „l^^ ^1^:.^^^ ^A ' ^ ^u One of Col. Marston's little squad of towns- 

It IS also claimed, and is prob- men in the Second, being from Exeter. He 

able, that the fire from Peck's was killed at wiiiiamsburg, May 5, 1862. 
brigade of Keyes' corps, which came into position far to the right, 
near the Yorktown road, interfered with the removal of the guns. 

As soon as the regiment was re-formed it was marched to the 
left, across the road, and with its right resting thereon, deployed as 
skirmishers ; the purpose being to flank the flank movement of the 
enemy. Away it went by the left flank, stretching out like a great 
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enemy. It was not a parade ground deployment, men dropping 
off at irregular intervals, sometimes singly, and quite as often in 
little bunches ; but it covered a great deal of ground, and was as 
full of fight as a swarm of hornets. 

Ordered to advance and keep covered as much as possible, the 
line went forward and was soon engaged in a fierce bushwhacking 
fight. For two hours there was maintained over that ground one of 
the most remarkable contests in the whole history of the war. The 
line established by the Second was reinforced by men from the 

broken regiments of the 
division, and such volunteers 
were bound to be the very 
best of fighting material. It 
comprised the self-assorted 
pick from several regiments, 
after all who had got enough 
of it had been sifted to the 
rear, and it may well be 
questioned whether another 
line was ever formed during 
the war with so large a pro- 
portion of desperate, hangdog 
fighters as was there brought 
together. 

There could be but little 

^ ^. . , _ , « . concert of movement along 

Nathaniel F. Lane, Co. A. ^ 

irn A . wir u AC o^ such a Unc. Every man was 

Killed at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. -^ 

fighting on his own hook, 
dodging from tree to tree through the thick underbrush. Little 
parties got together and pushed forward in quest of adventure. 
Squads of Union and rebel soldiers sometimes passed in the thick 
brush before discovering each other^s presence. Hand-to-hand 
encounters were frequent. Quite a number of prisoners were 
harvested. Little Dickey, the shortest man of Company I, gath- 
ered one in. He told how he did it, that night, over the camp fire : 
" I had drifted over toward the left, and got behind a big tree. I 
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anything, so I started for another about two rods ahead, and just as 
I jumped, out came a Johnny Reb. from behind that very tree, on 
his way to mine. I guess it was a surprise party all 'round, and I 
know my heart was in my mouth, I was so scared. I had just 
strength enough to get my gun up to my shoulder and holler, 

' Drop that gun, you , and come in ! ' and he dropped it 

and came." 

Lieutenant Dave. Steele, of Company G, was out with a little 
squad of men, when he suddenly ran up against a bunch of rebels 
of twice his own number. 
Dave, was of that class so 
often heard of, but so rarely 
met, a man absolutely fear- 
less, and who actually enjoyed 
a fight. Without a moment's 
hesitation he dashed right in 
among the rebels, swinging 
his sword and shouting with 
stentorian voice, " Surrender, 
you d — d cusses, or I'll blow 
you to h — 1 ! " Dave.'s sword 
was not loaded, but they 
were sufficiently impressed 
by his great stature, his flow- 
ing red mustache, and his 

reckless self-reliance, and 
surrendered on the instant. 

More tragic than this 
encounter was the one in 
which Corporal John A. Hartshorn, of Company G, lost his life. 
Encountering three rebels in the thick brush, he shot one, bayo- 
netted another, and was himself shot dead by the third, the whole 
tragedy being enacted in but a few seconds. The only eyewitness, 
so far as the writer has information, was Colonel Cowdin, of the 
First Massachusets, although there may have been others. The 
next day the three brave men were found lying together, as they 
fell. This was Hartshorn's first, as well as last, battle, he having 



Alexander Lyie, Co. G. 

Killed at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. Was 
from Peterborough. Bom in Scotland. 



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been detained in hospital, against his vigorous protests, when the 
regiment marched to Bull Run. 

Sergeant Enoch G. Adams, of Company D, caught a bullet in 
the neck, and started to carry it to the rear. With his hands to 
his head, and covered with blood, he ran up against Captain Sayles, 

who did not recognize him. 
"Who is this?" inquired 
the captain. " It's I !" 
came the sputtering reply. 
"But who is //" persisted 
the captain. The sergeant 
was indignant at this refusal 
o know him. He did not 
appreciate the change the 
gushing tide had wrought 
in his general appearance. 
"It's //" he roared with 
renewed emphasis — "// — 
Adams ! — Sergeant Adams ! 
— hang it, Cap'n, don't you 
know your own Adams /" 

The rebels made several 
determined attempts to 
crush with a solid line of 
battle the front which was 
so tenaciously holding them 
at bay. Then there was 
music, and the old woods 
rang with the steady roar of 
musketry. The only effect of these sallies was to push back the 
protuberances, straighten up the line for the time, and weld the 
whole mass together. There was a well defined zone in those 
woods, beyond which the men would not be pushed. When they 
reached that point they held on with grim tenacity and refused to 
be crowded farther. 

Towards ^Mt o'clock the pressure was terrible. Longstreet had 
just put in Colston's brigade and two regiments of Early's, from 



Corpl. John A. Hartshorn, Co. G. 

Killed at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, in hand- 
to-hand encounter with three rebels. Son of Dea. 
John and Susannah P. Hartshorn, and was born 
m Lyndeborough, July 14, 1840. His great-grand- 
fathers on both sides were soldiers in the Revolu- 
tion, and a grandfather in the War of 1812. 
Devout, conscientious, and fearless, he was of the 
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Hill's corps, and perhaps other troops. Fort Magruder had again 
opened fire, and was sweeping the road with its shells. Smith's 
New York battery had got up and was posted near the right of the 
line — two of* its guns 
in the road with their 
wheels sunk deep in 
the mud — and was 
giving the enemy 
canister in return for 
thie rifle bullets with 
which they were show- 
ering it. Many of the 
men had exhausted 
their ammunition, and 
none had more than a 
few rounds left. It 
was a crisis, and 
everything depended 
upon holding that line 
just a little longer. 
Hooker, Grover and 
Heintzelman were 
hurrying from point to 
point, cheering and 
encouraging the men. 
Hooker was coated 
with mud from head 
to foot, having been 
thrown from the sec- 
ond horse shot under 
him that day. Old 
Heintzelman was at a white heat. He rode furiously here and 
there. " Give it to 'em ! Pile 'em up ! " he shouted. Some of 
the men told him they were out of ammunition. " If you have n't 
got any powder, shout, hooray, make a noise, do something !" he 
replied. A little knot of musicians got together and were brought 
well up towards the line. " Go to tooting on your old trumpets — 



Lieut. Enoch George Adams, Co. D. 

Entered the service from Durham as private in Co. D. 
Promoted sergeant; severely wounded at Williamsburg; 
promoted second lieutenant August i, 1862.^ April 30, 
1864, he was commissioned captain First U. S. Vols., and 
was mustered out of the service at Fort Leavenworth, 
Kansas, Nov. 27, 1865. Brevetted major for gallantry. 
From May to September, 1865, was in command at Fort 
Rice, Dakota, as ranking officer of the three regiments 
comprising its garrison. After leaving the service he spent 
many years on the Pacific coast, being Register of Lands, 
under appointment of President Grant, at Vancouver, and 
publishing a newspaper there. Has now settled quietly 
upon a farm in Berwick, Maine. 



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76 SE COND NE W HAMPSHIRE. 

Yankee Doodle — Dixie — anything — ^blow away ! " shouted Heint- 
zelman. Then he was back with the men : " Hooray ! Richmond 
taken ! Reinforcements are close at hand — be here in fifteen 
minutes ! Give it to 'em ! " The band struck up with a discordant 
energy never equalled outside a Salvation Army parade ; the men 
who had no ammunition cheered themselves hoarse ; and the old 
general's reckless spirit took possession of everybody. 

Reinforcements were, in fact, close at hand. Kearney's gallant 
division, following Hooker's route, was pushing up the Hampton 

road with all the energy bone 
and muscle is capable of 
sustaining. Kearney arrived 
with Berry's brigade just in 
the nick of time. Hooker met 
him close by the road, and 
with a sweep of his arm was 
apparently pointing out posi- 
tions. Bullets were whistling 
like mad. A man, going back 
with his gun at a "carry," had 
arm and musket swept away 
by a cannon ball from Fort 
Magruder just as he passed 
the two generals. 

The head of Berry's 
Charles E. Putnam, Co. H. column halted a little distance 

Killed at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. He was tO the rear tO close Up the 

from ciaremont. trailing ranks. Soon its lead- 

ing regiment was seen forming right forward into line by company ; 
and when the line came up in solid array, many men of the Second, 
determined to see the show to the end, borrowed a few cartridges 
and went in with it. 

The rebels were now steadily pressed back, and in a short time 
the battle was over. The most determined stand was made at the 
very edge of the felled timber on the left of the road, and was a 
matter of necessity rather than of choice on the part of the rebels. 
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relentless enemy pressing 

their front, and the abatis 

crossing their rear, so 

impenetrable as to prevent 

the rapid retirement their 

desperate fortunes now 

demanded. They had the 

advantage of an old rifle 

pit of revolutionary date, 

which still afforded a very 

good cover, and behind 

which they made a brave 

stand until flanked by the 

Thirty-eighth New York, 

which charged up the road, 

at the same time the impa- 
tient mass on their front 

rushed in and helped close 

up the affair. 

For the rebels, that 

narrow strip, only two or 

three rods wide, between 

the trench and the abatis, was the slaughterpen of the battlefield. 

In no other position were their 
dead found lying in such ghastly 
array, all the result of a few 
minutes' close work. And for 
some distance beyond the abatis 
was dotted with the dead and 
wounded who were shot down 
in endeavoring to escape 
through that terrible entangle- 
ment. In the grand round-up 

that abatis cost the rebels more 
The Fatal Bullet. ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ j^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^j^^.^. 

The above is a representation of the 
bullet that killed Captain Drown. Passing OppOUentS earlier m the day. 
through his neck, it lodged in the arm of -r^ . , , i ^ t i 

Charles F. Holt, of Co. G, from which it Right here the SeCOnd lost 

was extracted by the surgeon. 



Capt. Leonard Drown, Co. E. 

The first commissioned officer from New Hamp- 
shire killed in battle in the war.: He was shot at 
Williamsburg under circumstances of exasperating 
treachery set forth by Colonel Marston in his official 
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several of its best men ; among others, Corporal Bush, of Company 
C, a veteran of the Mexican War. Here, the following morning, 
was found a Second man who had met his death in a singular 

manner. He wore a 
"bullet-proof" vest some- 
what in vogue just at that 
time — an ordinary looking 
garment covering two thin 
plates of steel in the breast. 
A rebel had evidently made 
a desperate lunge at him 
with a bayonet, the point 
of which, striking well 
around to the side, glanced 
along the steel, cutting the 
cloth in its course, until 
passing between the plates 
at their junction, it deeply 
pierced the soldier's breast. 
The Second was assem- 
bled upon its colors, and 
marching back about a 
mile, went into bivouac, 
wet, weary, and without 
rations. The day's work had cost the regiment one hundred and 
three men. Sixteen were killed, sixty-eight wounded (six mortally), 
and nineteen captured or missing. The only commissioned officer 
killed was Captain Leonard Drown, of Company E. Captain 
Evarts W. Farr, of Company G, lost his right arm. He was aiming 
his revolver, when a bullet struck his arm, shattering the bone. 
Coolly picking up the revolver with his uninjured hand, he made 
his way to the rear. Lieutenant Samuel O. Burnham, of Company 
C, received a severe wound in the foot, permanently crippling him, 
so that he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. 

The Second Regiment had no reason to be ashamed of its 
record here made. Its good conduct was fully recognized by 
General Heintzelman in his official report : " In General Grover's 



Charles E. Peasiee, Co»G. 

Killed at Williamsburg by the same volley and 
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brigade most of the regiments did very well — the Second New 
Hampshire particularly so, and it suffered greatly." 

But few battles of the war were productive of harsher criticisms 
of, or more bitter criminations between, high officers than this. 
Both Hooker and Heintzelman, in their official reports, plainly 
intimated that Sumner — the senior officer upon the field until 
McClellan*s arrival late in the day — did not support Hooker as he 
could and should. To which Sumner replied that he sent Kearney 
to Hooker's assistance as soon as he learned he was in need. 

** History will not be believed," wrote Hooker, " when it is told 
that the noble officers and men of my division were permitted to 
carry on this unequal struggle from morning until night unaided, in 
the presence of more than thirty thousand of their comrades with 
arms in their hands. Nevertheless, it is true." 

A study of the positions of troops shows the probability that 
had other generals shown half 
the energy and soldierly judg- 
ment that Hooker did in getting 
at the retreating enemy, he 
might have been completely 
overwhelmed and routed. As it 
was, the battle of Williamsburg 
was in its essential features a 
rebel victory. Longstreet not 
only performed his duty as rear 
guard by holding the pursuers 
at bay all day, while the rest 
of the army and its impedimenta 
were making their way up the Corpl. John H. Mace, Co. B. 

Peninsula, but he came very Now resides in Boston. In a communica- 

tion to a Boston newspaper, some time ago, 
he gave a version of the band incident as it came under his observation: " The band episode 
that the writer witnessed happened about four o'clock in the afternoon. During a charge which 
was made in the woods on the left of the road, the writer secured a couple of prisoners and 
started back to the rear with them. I had not gone far when some artillery came dashing to the 
rear on the gallop. Many troops who were lying about, watting for ammunition, seemg the 
artillery going to the rear, thought a retreat was in order, and started to the rear also. General 
Heintzelman, seeing the men running to the rejir, drew his sword, and, waving it above his 

head, cried out with a nasal twang: 'Halt! halt! you ! Halt!' Thinking he would 

like to question the prisoners, I stood near him. On seeing me he painted to the flying troops 
and said: 'Shoot the ! Shoot 'em!' At this moment some members of a band hap- 
pened along. On seeing them he cried: 'Halt there! halt! Give us Yankee Doodle or some 
other — doodle!' The band struck up a national air (not Yankee Doodle) , which had the 
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George G. Davis, Co. A. 

Was severely wounded at battle of Williamsburg, leading to his discharge 
for disability the following September. Settled in Marlborough, where he has 
been successfully engaged in manufacturing, mercantile and other business 
interests. Fifteen years town clerk, twenty years town treasurer, three terms 
as county commissioner, aide-de-camp on Gov. Currier's staff, and terms in 
the state senate and house of representatives, are among the political honors 
that have fallen to him. 

near utterly routing one division of the pursuing forces. The most 
important factor in preventing this, after two brigades had been 
overwhelmed, was the staying quality of what one of the rebel 
prisoners termed " the New Hampshire squirrel hunters." 

It is stating it very mildly to say that Hooker's men were 
astounded when they learned from McCUellan's dispatches that he 
had treated Hancock's little affair on the right — brilhant and 
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episode — as the battle of Williamsburg, with Hooker's all-day fight 
and loss of sixteen hundred men as a side show. He did, six days 
after the battle, for the first time, " bear testimony to the splendid 
conduct of Hooker's and Kearney's divisions ; " but he was not so 
tardy in self laudation — in ascribing to his own belated arrival at 
the front some power of saving grace, and results in which he really 
had about as much active instrumentality as the mummified cats in 
an Egyptian necropolis. Witness his dispatch to General Franklin 
on the night of the battle : " I found great confusion here, but all 
is now right. * * * We have made a tangent hit. I arrived in 
time." And to Secretary Stanton, May 9th : "Had I been one-half 
hour later on the field on the 5 th we would have been routed and 
would have lost everything." 

Colonel Marston's Official Report. 

Sir: I have the honor to report the part taken by the Second Regiment New Hampshire 
Volunteers in the battle of Williamsbuig on the 5th instant. We arrived before the strong 
works which the enemy had erected in front of Williamsburg and within range of his guns about 
5.30 a. m., preceded by the First Massachusetts Volunteers, and followed by the Eleventh 
Massachusetts Volunteers and Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers. Company E, Captain 
Drown, and Company B, Lieutenant Boyden (Captain Colby, of Company B, being seriously ill 
at Camp Winfield Scott) , were immediately deployed as skirmishers in the fallen timber on the 
left of the road by which we advanced. The remaining companies (seven) formed in line of 
battle in the wood and on the right of the road, the left resting thereon. About 7.15 a. m. I was- 
ordered by General Hooker to advance the line through the fallen timber about 250 yards to the 
margin thereof and there shelter the men from the enemy's fire as much as possible, and be 
prepared to support the batteries under Major Wainwright, which were about to be placed in. 
position in front of us. We remained in that position for more than six hours, constantly under 
fire of the enemy's batteries, and the rain all the while falling in torrents. I am sure no veteran 
soldiers could have endured the discomforts and the dangers of those six long hours with more 
courage and cheerfulness than did the officers and men of the Second Regiment of New Hamp- 
shire Volunteers. Companies E and B, who had been deployed as skirmishers in the morning^ 
quickly chased the skirmishers of the enemy from the fallen timber, and then from the rifle pits,, 
and finally into their fortifications. They then directed their attention to the cannoneers of the 
enemy, and so unerring was their aim that the fire of the batteries was very much enfeebled^ 
and sometimes completely silenced. 

Captain Snow, Company F, who had been on detached service at Cheeseman's Creek, 
arrived about i o'clock p. m., having marched all night to join his regiment. For several hours 
the fire of musketry had been very heavy in the wood some half a mile or more on the left of the 
road, and in advance of the position I occupied in the fallen timber. Sometimes the fire seemed 
to advance and again to recede, and we were doubtful how the day was going in that part of the 
field. About 3 o'clock p. m. the fire of the enemy suddenly increased on the left, and, appar- 
ently advancing indicated that the left was about to be turned. 

As it was impossible to change front in the fallen timber where we lay and^preserve any 
formation whatever, I got the regiment out of the brush and moved across] the road by the left 
flank, to aid in driving the enemy back, where our troops seemed to be very hardlyjpressed. 
The regiment had become very much broken in making its way through the almost impenetrable 

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thickets in which we had lain for so many hours. Other regiments were in the same condition, 
but every man that had a musket to fire went into the fight with whatever regiment or company 
he happened to fall in with, and so continued until night put an end to the contest. Captain 
Drown had collected a company composed of his own men and those of other regiments, and 
bravely led them on to a body of the enemy, firing his revolver and cheering on his men, when 
the rebel barbarian in command exhibited a white flag, and cried out to him, " Don't fire, don't 
fire; we are friends," at the same time directing his men to trail their arms. Captain Drown, 
believing they were about to surrender, directed his men not to fire, whereupon the whole body 
of the enemy suddenly fired upon him, killing him instantly, and also several of his men. There 
was no braver man in the service of the country than Captain Drown, no truer patriot, no 
citizen more conscientious and upright. 

There were 4 field and staff officers, 26 company officers, and 740 non-commissioned officers 
and privates present in the engagement belonging to the Second Regiment New Hampshire 
Volunteers, of whom 16 were killed, 66 wounded, and 23 missing. 

In concluding this hasty report I take leave to say that the officers and men of my regiment, 
notwithstanding all the fatigues and privations to which they had been subjected, were 
throughout the day of battle not only uncomplaining but cheerful, and apparently anxious for 
nothing but the opportunity to do their country in the day of battle all the service in their 
power. 

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, 

OILMAN MARSTON. 

Lieut. Joseph Hibbert, Jr., 

A ding A ssistant A djutant-General. 



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CHAPTER VI. 

MAY 6 TO JUNE 26, 1 862. ADVANCE UP THE PENINSULA ^ACROSS THE 

CHICKAHOMINY AN IMPROVISED TORCHLIGHT PARADE GROVER'S 

BRIGADE AT POPLAR HILL THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS HOOKER'S 

POSITION AT FAIR OAKS A LIVELY PICKET FIGHT SIMMONS* REBEL 

FRIEND ^THE BATTLE OF OAK GROVE DESPERATE VALOR OF 

COMPANY B HARRIET DAME'S GRIEF SHARPSHOOTING INCIDENTS 

A TERRIFIC " GOOD NIGHT " A CROWD OF SKULKERS COLONEL 

MARSTON'S OFFICIAL REPORT OF BATTLE OF OAK GROVE. 




N the morning of the 6th troops began to pour 
up the road towards Williamsburg, and 
during the day Grover's brigade moved up 
out of the woods and went into camp on the 
plain in front of Fort Magruder. The burial 
of the dead commenced the same day. Most 
of those from the Excelsior and New Jersey 
brigades were collected and interred in long 
trenches. This could not well be done with 
the dead of Grover's brigade, as they were 
widely scattered, upon every portion of the 
field. Several days were spent at this duty, 
in gathering arms and equipments, and burning the felled timber, 
and then the brigade moved up nearer the city, the Second 
Regiment camping in a field close to William and Mary College. 

Gen. Grover was appointed military governor, and the brigade 
performed provost duty for some time, while the army was 
advancing up the Peninsula. May 15 th the brigade was relieved 
by a cavalry detachment and marched to rejoin the army. The 
roads, cut and churned by the feet and wheels of two armies, were 
in a frightful condition, especially where they led through the 
sloughs and morasses of the Chickahominy swamp. 

The first day's march covered about sixteen miles, and on the 
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123 45 678 9 

The Surgeon and his Assistants. No. 1. 

From Photograph taken at Bladensburg in August, i8bi. 

1 — A civilian named Leach, servant of Dr. Hubbard. 

2 — John C. W. Moore, Co. B. Was promoted to Asst. -Surgeon Eleventh N. H., Jan. 3, 1863. 
Was from Concord, and now a practicing physician there. 

3 James W. Blake, Co. D. The ambulance driver, full of fun, mischievous as a monkey, a 

good banjo player and singer — the life of the hospital. Familiarly known as " Wes." 

^ — John Sullivan, Jr., Co. E. [See page 21.] At close of the war settled in Boston as a 
druggist, firm of Sullivan & Lotz, and retired a few years ago on a competency. 

5— George H. Hubbard, Surgeon. [See opposite page.] 

6 — Israel Thorndike Hunt, Co. D. [See page 13.] Son of Gen. Israel Hunt, of Nashua. 
After his transfer to the Fourth Regiment, he served under Sherman on the Port Royal 
expedition and at the capture of Fernandina, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, Fla., when he 
was honorably discharged for disability and returned to New Hampshire. Resided several 
years in New York city, and graduating in medicine, settled in Boston, where he has resided 
since 1871. Has retired from active practice, and now devotes his leisure time to examining 
for life insurance, being chief examiner at Boston for various companies. 

7 William Wesley Wilkins, Co. I. Was a practicing physician in Manchester before his 

enlistment. In September was appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy, and served 
on the blockading squadron until the fall of 1862, when he resigned. He was subsequently 
Assistant Surgeon ot the Tenth N. H.^ He was for many years one of the leading physicians 
of Manchester, in which city he died September i, 1892. 

8 Charles A. Milton, a sergeant of Co. B, from Hopkinton. He was appointed U. S. Med- 
ical Cadet (the second one appointed) Oct. i, 1861, and died at the U. S. General Hospital at 
Mound City, 111., in May, 1862, from poisonous virus which fell on a scratch on his wrist 
while dressmg a soldier's wound, 

Q Mrs. Mary A. Marden, of Windham. With Miss Harriet P. Dame, was nurse, cook, and 

mother to everybody. She was ^uch older than Miss Dame — too old to bear the privations 
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I 234 56 7 

The Surgeon and his Assistants. No. 2. 
From Photograph taken at Bladensburg in August y i8bi. 

I — The civilian Leach, also appears in picture on opposite page. 

2 — John Kenney, Co. G. A general utility man, and not half as ministerial as he looks. He 
now lives at Milford, engaged in real estate and insurance business. Is a " hustler," and 
personally known to nearly everybody in New Hampshire. 

3 — Charles A. Milton, Co. B. He also appears as No. 8 in opposite picture. 

4 — George H.Hubbard, Surgeon. Was a physician of high standing in Manchester. He 
resigned October i, 1861, to accept commission as Surgeon of Volunteers, and was ordered to 
duty at Tipton, Mo., where he remained during the winter of 1861-2 in charge of the hospi- 
tals in that department. In the summer of 1862 he was ordered to Paducah, Ky., where he 
served as Medical Director until the summer of 1864, when he was put in charge of the great 
military hospital at Troy, N. Y., where he remained until the close of the war. After his 
muster out ne resumed private practice in Lansingburg, N. Y. He soon built up a very 
good practice, and was highly esteemed. Everything was bright and happy until the death 
of a beautiful daughter. From that day he seemed to lose all interest in life, and died a year 
or more after his daughter, on the 19th of January, 1876. A son and widow who survived 
him are now both dead. 

5 — Joseph E. Janvrin, Co. K. [See page 8.] He went from Exeter. After the war he settled 
m New York city, and after a time became an assistant of Professor Peaslee, the eminent 
physician and expert in diseases of females; and on Dr. Peaslee's retirement from practice, 
he succeeded him. He has amassed a large fortjune, has an enormous practice, and is one 
of the most prominent physicians in New York city. 

6 — William G. Stark, Co. D. Was a druggist in Manchester, before the war, and put up 
prescriptions for Dr. Hubbard, who persuaded Stark to go with him in the Second. He was 
appointed Hospital Steward, and served in that capacity three full years, when, having 
meantime re-enlisted, he was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, and remained with the 
regiment till the end. He died at Manchester, November 4, 1880. 

7 — WiLLi.AM J. Rahn, Co. I. Served in the capacity of ward-master until June 15, 1862^ when 
he was appointed Commissary-Sergeant to succeed James A. Cook, and served out his term 
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division, near New Kent Court House. The entire Third Corps — 
now reduced to two divisions by the detachment of Porter's — was 
in the vicinity of New Kent Court House and Cumberland, the 
latter place being a steamboat landing on the Pamunky, a few miles 
below White House, where McClellan had established his base of 

supplies, and from which he 
was repairing the railroad 
toward Richmond. 

The 17 th was a day of 
rest for the brigade, and on 
the 1 8th it advanced three or 
four miles, passing through 
New Kent Court House. On 
the 19 th the division moved 
to Baltimore Cross Roads, a 
distance of eight or nine 
miles, where it remained 
quietly in camp until the 
afternoon of the 23 d, when it 
marched to Bottom's Bridge, 
on the Chickahominy. The 
last stretch of that march, 
made in the night, over a 
flooded swamp road, with 
mud and water knee deep, 
was unanimously voted *' the 
worst yet." 

The next day (24th) 
Hooker's division crossed the 
river as support for a recon- 
noissance towards Fair Oaks by Naglee's brigade of Keyes' corps. 
Advancing about two miles, to some rifle pits upon the Williamsburg 
road, it remained all day in line of battle, with its artillery in 
position. At sunset it began its return to the morning's camp. It 
was already dark when the troops struck down upon the flooded 
flats bordering the river and began to wallow across. Light was 
wanted, and there were men in that column equal to the emergency. 



»all 



Corpl. George E. Pingree, Co. G. 

Wounded at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, 1 
volley from the Fourteenth Louisiana, the 

f>assing through his right forearm. Discharged 
or disability, he was commissioned captain of Co. 
G, Eleventh N. H., with which he served until 
his wound assumed so serious a form as to necessi- 
tate his transfer to the Vetermn Reserve Corps. 
He remained in the service, in connection with the 
Freedmen's Bureau, until January i, 1868. Now 
resides at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he 
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Fishing from haversacks and knapsacks little pieces of candle, 

they lighted and stuck them in the muzzles of their guns, and 

almost in the twinkling of an eye Grover's brigade blossomed out 

into one of the finest torchlight parades of the season. But as 

quickly as it was evolved, just as suddenly it vanished when an 

aide, wild with the urgency of 

his mission, came ploughing 

back from the head of the 

column, shouting at the top of 

his voice : " Put out those 

devilish candles ! " So the 

men floundered along as best 

they could in the darkness, 

back to their old camps. 

The following day (25th), 
leaving the Excelsior Brigade 
at Bottom's Bridge, the First 
and Third Brigades again 
crossed the river and 
advanced to and occupied 
Poplar Hill, an important 
position twelve miles from 
Richmond, commanding the 
approach to Bottom's Bridge 
from the Charles City and 
Long Bridge roads. Upon the front was White Oak Swamp, an 
arm of the Chickahominy, traversed by a small but practically 
fordless stream from above this position to its mouth, and here 
crossed by its only bridge. Grover's brigade remained here a 
week, literally "in clover" — acres of it. 

On the afternoon of the 30th, and extending well into the night, 
came that almost unparalleled storm, but for which the battle of 
Fair Oaks would not have been fought. For hours the rain came 
in a deluge, and even the sodded slopes of Poplar Hill were 
furrowed deep in places by the rushing floods. The sluggish 
Chickahominy was transformed into a raging torrent, and its 
bordering lowlands were a turbid sea. But two corps — Keyes' 



Capt. Ichabod Pearl, Co. H. 

Was from Great Falls, and the original captain 
of Company H. Resigned August 12, 1861. He 
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and Heintzelman's — were on the south side, with Casey's division 
of the former advanced ta Fair Oaks. Johnston was quick to see 
his opportunity and act upon it ; for on the following day he moved 
out to crush the two corps before they could be reinforced from 
the north side. ' Casey was overwhelmed and driven back, losing 
his camps and several pieces of artillery, and Johnston's triumphant 
advance was only checked at nightfall by Couch's and Kearney's 
divisions, assisted by a portion of Sumner's corps, which with 
remarkable promptness 'and under extreme difficulties had crossed 
the river on two bridges built by the corps some distance above 
Bottom's Bridge. If the movement against the Union left by 
Huger's division, which had formed a part of Johnston's plan of 
battle, had not miscarried. Hooker's division would have become 
involved in this day's fight; but as it was, the men remained 
quietly in their camps, listening to the heavy firing on the right. 

The following morning (June ist) the Excelsior and New 
Jersey brigades were hurried to the right, leaving Grover's brigade 
with four pieces of artillery to defend the Poplar Hill position. 
The bridge was torn up and the artillery posted to command the 
crossing, the Eleventh Massachusetts deployed as skirmishers along 
the creek, and the other regiments held in line of battle upon the 
hill. They were not disturbed, however, for as the result of this 
day's fight the rebel forces were driven back, the lost positions 
recovered, and Johnston had failed in his well-planned attempt to 
crush the left wing of the Union army. And not only this, but he 
was himself severely wounded, and Gen. Robert E. Lee succeeded 
to the command of the rebel army, which he retained until the final 
smash at Appomattox. 

On the 3d of June Grover's brigade marched to Fair Oaks and 
joined the rest of the division, at once relieving the Excelsiors at 
the incomplete works from which Casey had been driven — the 
Second Regiment taking position immediately to the left of the 
redoubt on the Williamsburg road. The country was still flooded, 
large areas being transformed into shallow ponds, and the trenches 
were half filled with water Many of the dead were still unburied, 
as were Casey's artillery horses, which lumbered the ground to the 
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brigade remained under arms amid these cheerless surroundings. 
There were piles of cordwood close at hand, but the orders were 
strict against building fires. The best and only use that could be 
made of it that night was in the construction of cobwork seats 
upon which the men could roost out of the mud. Grover took 
extraordinary precautions that his brigade should not be caught 
napping, and was continually trudging through the mud from one 
end of his line to the other to see that everybody was awake and on 
the alert. The pickets were doing considerable shooting out at the 
front, and it was assumed that the 
rebels were liable to burst in, as 
they had on Casey, at almost any 
moment. 

On the afternoon of the day 
following its arrival the brigade 
was relieved and went into camp 
a short distance to the rear. 
Within a day or two the surround- 
ings were made somewhat more 
endurable by the cremation of the 
horses and the burial of the dead 
soldiers; the latter duty being 
generally performed in the sim- 
plest manner, by merely piling 
dirt upon the bodies as they lay. 
But it was not unusual as long as 
the army remained here, to find 
unburied bodies in the less fre- 
quented parts of the patches of 
felled timber. 

The position of Hooker's division was astride the Williamsburg 
road, connecting upon the right with Sumner, and on the left with 
Kearney. It did not take long to thoroughly intrench the position, 
and the digging was merely a pastime in comparison with what had 
been done at Yorktown. The works commenced by Casey were 
completed, and another redoubt was built, to the right of the 
Williamsburg road. In front of this intrenched line open ground 



Miss Harriet P. Dame. 

From a portrait taken in the field. A 
portrait of later date, with biographical 
sketch, will be found elsewhere. 



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extended for a distance of several hundred yards ; then a dense 
swampy chapparel, with felled trees in places, backed by an 
irregular line of woods. A famous and conspicuous landmark in 
this part of the field was the lookout j;ree, standing solitary and 
alone at the outer edge of the field, from which the spires of Rich- 
mond could be seen. 

The picket line was maintained in the bush, generally advanced 
about a hundred yards from its edge. Two brigades were constantly 
on duty, in the trenches and on picket, the brigades alternating so 
as to give each a rest in camp every third day. But the brigade 
nominally off duty was liable to be turned out and double-quicked 
to the front at any hour of the night or day. In fact, every man in 
the division was on a constant strain, which, aided by the unhealthy 
surroundings, swelled the sick list very rapidly. 

About the middle of June the brigade was reinforced by the 
Sixteenth Massachusetts, which came up from Fort Monroe with 
full ranks and new clothes. It was composed of excellent material, 
and had a chance to show its metal very soon after its arrival. On 
the 1 8th, having been ordered to make a reconnoissance to the 
front, Grover sent the Sixteenth forward. They went in with all 
the headlong dash of new troops determined to make a record, ran 
over the rebel pickets and tumbled the picket reserves out of the 
woods into the open fields beyond, where the main line of rebel 
works brought them up with a round turn. They lost fifty-nine 
men, and the fact that of these seventeen were killed shows the 
short range at which the fighting was carried on in the dense brush. 

On the 23d of June, late in the afternoon. Hooker advanced his 
picket line, comprising five companies of the Second and a few 
Massachusetts companies — the Second being upon the left and 
connecting with Kearney's pickets. There had been but very little 
seen of the rebel pickets during the day, and the exact location of 
their line was very uncertain. But with orders to find and drive it 
as far as possible. Hooker's men crawled forward under cover of 
the bushes. So stealthy was the advance that the two lines were 
almost intermingled before they discovered each other. The writer 
and his left-hand neighbor, Jesse E. Dewey, had the fortune to 
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which they were greedily sweeping big handfuls of blueberries, and 
three shots were fired within as many seconds by men who could 
almost have knocked each other over with a club, with the grand 
result of nobody hurt; but Johnny was galloping to the rear, 

leaving his accouterments 
piled up at the foot of a big 
tree against which he had 
evidently been leaning and 
dreaming. Dewey's share of 
the spoils was a knapsack 
and a bottle of "bitters;" 
the writer's, a cartridge box 
with Johnny Reb.'s initials 
neatly tooled on the outside. 
There was a wild fusilade 
for a few moments, and the 
assailants pushed forward 
with but slight opposition 
until they had advanced 
nearly half a mile from the 
starting point, when signs 
began to multiply that it was 
about time to stop. While 
the right of the line was still 
in the bush, the left of the 
Second came out into the 
end of an open field extend- 
ing a long distance to the 
front. The line was halted 
to straighten up and take 
bearings, and the left files, in the open field, closed in on the right 
to the cover of the bushes. It was evident that for some reason 
Kearney's pickets had not advanced, and that the left of Hooker's 
line was "in the air," a half-mile from any supports. 

While these dispositions were in progress, two of the rebel 
pickets came into the field from the rear, making for their lines at 
a dog trot. Some of the Second rose from their concealment and 



Frank E. Howe, Co. G. 

In the advance of pickets in front of Fair 
Oaks, June 23, 1862, he started in with the line, 
but never came back. His fate was a mystery 
until rebel records became accessible which 
showed he was wounded and captured and died 
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called to them to "come in;" to which they paid no heed, but 
side by side, with guns at a " right-shoulder-shift," kept doggedly 
on their course. They were fired upon, and both men fell, one 
dead, the other badly wounded. The wounded man got upon his 
feet again, came in slowly and painfully, and was sent to the rear 
with Simmons, of Company I, to assist him. The acquaintance of 
these two men was strangely renewed several years after the war, 
when Simmons, travelling upon a railway train in Georgia, was 
accosted by a supposed stranger : " Your name is Simmons, and 
you was in the Second New Hampshire." Simmons pleaded 
guilty. " Well, do you remember helping a wounded Johnny to 
the rear at Fair Oaks? I was the man." The ex-Johnny was 
effusive in his demonstrations 
of delight at the meeting. He 
brought up and introduced all 
his friends in the car, and 
nothing would do but Simmons 
must stop off and be his guest 
for an indefinite period. He 
was a prosperous planter, and 
Simmons spent several days 
with him and was treated like 
a prince. The incident well 
illustrates how little personal 
animosity there was between 
the men who stood up in the 
war, man fashion, and tried to 
kill each other. 

So far the Second had had 
it all their own way ; but now 
the rebels took their turn. A 
sharp fire was opened upon the left from the woods directly across 
the field. Probably forty or fifty of the Second men were in 
position to reply, and had hardly got fairly to work when the rebel 
yell was heard upon the right, close at hand, and a rebel battle flag, 
soaring above the bushes like a bird of evil omen, told what was 
coming. The Second at once decided that if the rebels were going 



Corpi. Herman Shedd, Co. G. 

Killed at battle of Oak Grove, June 25, 
62. Was from Peterborough. The Grand 
Army Post at Greenville, which is named for 
him, contributes the above portrait. 



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to make such a fuss over it they could have that little bit of swamp 
and blueberry bushes. That ominous gap at the left was also 
troubling them with a suspicion that the enemy might have discov- 
ered it and thrust in a force to cut off the retreat. But they got 
back safely to the edge of the brush, and there found Col. Cowdin 
with several companies of the First Massachusetts, upon which they 
rallied. " Let 'em come on now," exclaimed the fiery old colonel ; 
" there won't half as many go back as come out." A man was sent 
up the lookout tree, who, though the target of sharpshooters, 
maintained his position until he had counted and reported five 
rebel flags at the front. But the rebels contented themselves with 
reestablishing their picket line. 

In this little affair there were only four or five casualties in the 
Second, of which one was fatal. Frank E. Howe, who disappeared 

with no definite information as to 
his fate, is now known to have 
been wounded and captured, and 
to have died July ist. 

The affair of the 23d was but 

the prelude to a bloodier one two 

days later, when an advance in 

force was made over the same 

ground, under orders from 

McClellan to Heintzelman to 

drive the enemy's pickets from 

the woods in his front in order to 

gain command of the cleared 

fields still further in advance. 

The brunt of this fight — ^known 

as the battle of Oak Grove — was 

borne by Grover's and Sickles' 

brigades, although the entire 

corps, with one brigade of Keyes' 

and a part of Sumner's, were more or less engaged. Early in the 

forenoon Hooker's division was under arms, and leaving a portion 

of the New Jersey brigade in the intrenchments, the remainder of 

the division marched down across the fields to attack the enemy. 



Horace A. Lamprey, Co. B. 

Wounded at battle of Oak Grove, June 

ly on the 

was from 



25, 1862, and died the following day on the 
He wi 



hospital boat " St. Mark." 
Concord. 



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Grover's brigade was upon the left of the Williamsburg road, and 
its line of advance was directly over the ground covered by the 
Second's pickets on the 23d. Halting 
at the edge of the thicket, the First 
and Eleventh Massachusetts deployed 
skirmishers and went in to wake up 
the enemy — the First being upon the 
right, with the Second as support. 

The First disappeared in the bush, 
and hardly a minute had elapsed 
when there was a rattle of musketry 
and the wounded came streaming 
back. Among these was an officer, 
who had caught a bullet in his mouth. 
He attempted to tell General Hooker 
something, but his face was so badly 

lacerated that his words were utterly Burleigh K. Jones, Co. B. 

unintelligible: but his manner and Wounded at battle of Oak Grove, 

o ^ June 25, 1862, and died of wounds on 

gestures told plainer than words that hospital boat "St. Mark," Hampton 

o ^ Roads, Va.j July i, 1862. He was 

the First was in a tight place. That ^'"^"^ Hopkinton. 
they were having close work was indicated by the prisoners they 
were sending back. Among these was a jaunty rebel lieutenant, 
who, as he passed General Hooker, gave a military salute, which 
was promptly and politely returned. 

It was evident that the rebels were in considerable force and 
did not propose to be rushed back without a fight, as they had 
on the 23d. Cowdin called for reinforcements, and four companies 
of the Second were sent forward, under Major Stevens, toward the 
left of the First. Soon after. Colonel Marston led his four right 
companies forward to position on the right of the First ; and the 
two remaining companies were directed by General Grover to join 
Major Stevens' detachment. The First had been gradually closing 
on its centre, to strengthen its line and fill the places of the killed 
and wounded, until, skirmishers and all, it was in a somewhat 
irregular and disjointed regimental line, and the detachments from 
the Second came up very opportunely to fill gaps upon either flank. 

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of the First, and at the request of Major Chandler of that regiment, 
Major Stevens deployed Company B of the Second in front of the 
First as skirmishers, and the line again advanced. In all its proud 
history that company never showed to better advantage than on 
this occasion. Pushing forward with surpassing intrepidity, the 
rapid and accurate fire of its breechloaders soon cleared the front 
of a particularly annoying nest of sharpshooters who had been 

desperately contesting the First's, 
advance. But in doing this, 
work it suffered severely, seven- 
teen out of its forty-two men 
being killed or wounded — nearly 
one- half of the regimental loss 
(38) on that day. Sergeant 
Thomas B. Leaver and Corporal 
George H. Damon were killed, 
and Privates Horace A. Lamprey,. 
Patrick H. Henaghan, Burleigh 
K. Jones and Nelson S. Swett 
were mortally wounded. The 
only mortal casualties in the 
regiment, besides these, were 
George Miles, of Company A, 
and Herman Shedd, of Company 
G, killed, and John Brown, of 
Company I, mortally wounded. 

There was an affecting scene 
at the regimental hospital, withia 
the intrenchments, when the bodies of Leaver and Damon, who fell, 
almost at the same instant, were carried back. Harriet Dame was 
there, ministering to the wounded. In a moment of leisure she 
went to the two stark bodies, and lifting the edge of the blankets, 
with which they were covered, saw the faces of the two boys who, 
from old acquaintance, were perhaps closer to her heart than any 
others in the regiment. " My God ! " she gasped, " It is Tom.. 
Leaver ! " She had been a neighbor of the Leavers, in Concord,, 
and had known Tom. from boyhood. With her own hands she 



Sergt. Thomas B. Leaver, Co. B. 

Killed at battle of Oak Grove, July 25, 
i852. He was from Concord. 



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tenderly prepared the bodies for burial, and saw them laid in the 
ground at the foot of an oak tree near the hospital. 

The rebel pickets and their heavy reserves were now driven 
rapidly back, until the limits of the previous advance were reached, 
when a halt was called, the lines straightened, and connections 
established. Major Stevens' 
detachment of the Second 
found itself again facing that 
open field, at no point more 
than two hundred yards in 
width ; and it was understood 
that the position was this time 
to be held at all hazards. 
They were hardly in position 
when a rebel regiment was 
seen to enter the field far to 
the right, crossing it by the 
flank at the double-quick. It 
disappeared in the bush 
toward the Williamsburg road, 
and at once ran upon a terri- George Miles, Co. A. 

ble snag in the shape of the Killed at battle of Oak Grove, June 25, 1862.. 

^ *^ He was from Fitzwilham. 

Seventh New Jersey. One 

crashing and unexpected volley delivered in their very faces settled 
the whole business, and as the demoralized fragments went back in 
helter-skelter flight, the Second opened a cross fire which dropped 
many the Jerseys had spared. This was the last serious attempt 
made by the rebels to recover their picket line. 

The fight now became one of sharpshooters, and was lively 
enough to satisfy anybody. In front of Major Stevens' detachment 
the field was narrow, and the men dragged in logs and anything 
else that would stop a bullet, and piled up a rude breastwork which 
doubtless saved many casualties. A lone chimney midway of the 
field was taken possession of by riflemen from the Second, who 
crawled out through the grass to that advanced and dangerous 
position. Rebels, wearing broad white bands upon their arms, 
came out with stretchers and picked up their wounded, unmolested, 
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at the same time bullets were spinning in every direction. The 
most annoying rebel sharpshooters were those perched in the 
branches of high trees, generally some distance back from their 
lines; and it was in tumbling two of these, after he had himself 
been shot through the left hand, that Sergeant- Major Norton R. 
Moore showed his great nerve and superior marksmanship. Major 

Stevens had one of his 
shoulder straps clipped by 
a rebel bullet, and there 
were many almost equally 
narrow escapes, but not 
many rnen wounded. 

Night came on — a very 
dark one, too — but the 
riflemen ^ kept popping 
away, now shooting at the 
flash of the enemy's guns. 
Pickets were thrown for- 
ward a little distance into 
the field, and a ticklish 
position is was, between 
the two lines of fire. The 
troops who had won the 
ground were relieved dur- 
Patrlck H. Henaghan, Co. B. ing the night, mainly by 

Wounded at battle of Oak Grove, June aj;, 1862, trOOpS frOm CoUch's 
by a rifle ball piercing his forehead, and died the ^ 

same day. He was from Newmarket. divisioU. The left wiug Of 

the Second was relieved about half-past eleven — two hours after 
Colonel Marston and the right wing had retired to the works. 
While the left wing was being relieved, and just as the two lines 
were doubled up at the breastwork, the opposite wood was suddenly 
lit up with a blaze of musketry, such as could have come only from 
a solid battle line. The rebels were clearly in force and wide 
awake, and hearing the unusual movement on their front, had fired 
in anticipation of an attack. On such an invitation, the double 
line of Yankees faced to the front, and together poured in one 
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the rebels, and apparently a very impressive one, as there were no 
more volleys from the rebel side of the field; but instead, there 
were unmistakable indications of a panic, the commands of officers 
rallying and steadying 
their men being mingled 
with the shrieks and cries 
of the wounded. One 
touch of that buzz saw was 
all the enemy wanted. 

The Second, again 
united, rested until morn- . 
ing in the works. But the 
morning light revealed an 
exasperating condition of 
affairs at the front. The 
farther edge of the field 
was blue with masses of 
troops, which it was soon 
discovered were simply 
stragglers who had sneaked 
back from the advanced 
lines during the night. It 
looked very much as if the 
position which it had cost 
five hundred men, killed Corpl. George H. Damon, Co. B. 

and wounded, to secure. Killed at battle of Oak Grove, June 25, 1862. .He 

- , , 111 1 enlisted from Fisherville (now Penacook). 

had been absolutely aban- 
doned in the night. Officers of high rank were included in these 
cowardly backsliders. One (a lieutenant-colonel with an elaborately 
braided uniform), was within a hundred feet of Casey's redoubt, 
snugly curled up under some wheeled vehicle. Out stalked Dave. 
Steele, and seizing the skulker by the feet, unceremoniously dragged 
him forth. The officer planted himself upon the dignity of his 
rank, but when Dave, met him with a list of his own official titles, 
past, present, and future, military, civic, and mythical, ending with 
an ominous flourish of his long arms and a thunderous order to 
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lined the works. As soon as the situation was understood, several 
companies were deployed well in advance of the intrenchments, 
which no one passed, coming in, unless he could show good reason. 
A hundred men were also detailed from the Second to go out and 
cut down some trees by the Williamsburg road ; but before noon 
the regiment returned to its camp. 

Col. Marston's Official Report of Battle of Oak Grove. 

Hdqrs. Second New Hampshire Volunteers, 

Camp near Fair Oaks^ Va., JunCy i8b2. 

In compliance with orders from the brigadier-general commanding the brigade I marched my 
regiment at 7 o'clock on the morning of the 25th instant to the front of the redoubt at Fair 
Oaks. At 8.30 o'clock, agreeably to further orders, I sent four companies, under command of 
Major Stevens, to support the left of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, who had 
a few moments previously advanced into the fallen timber in front toward the enemy's lines. At 
fifteen minutes before 9 o'clock I advanced with four companies from the right wing of my 
regiment to the right wing of the First Massachusetts, which had now become engaged with the 
skirmishers of the enemy. Advancing through the fallen timber and into a swamp covered with 
a dense growth of bushes I came upon four companies of the First Massachusetts and formed 
upon their right. 

The fire to the left and in front was now quite severe, and the shots of the enemy fell thickly 
in our ranks. Sending messengers to the front and left I soon ascertained the position of the 
remainder of the First Massachusetts, and then, with the detachment from my own regiment 
and the four companies of the First Massachusetts before mentioned, quickly advanced and 
formed a connection with their right. Major Stevens formed his detachment on the left of the 
First Massachusetts, and at the request of Major Chandler deployed Company B, armed with 
Sharp's rifles, as skirmishers in front of that regiment. 

The whole line then rapidly advanced through the fallen timber and underbrush and over the 
swampy ground on the right, the enemy retiring, but all the while keeping up a sharp fire in 
front and from the timber on the left, which was returned with spirit and good effect along the 
whole line. As we approached the margin of the wood the enemy was seen in considerable 
force flying in confusion across the open field in front. Several well-directed volleys were fired 
into the retreating foe before he could cross the open ground into the woods beyond. Officers 
and men were anxious to follow the retreating enemy, but the general commanding the brigade 
ordered that no farther advance be made, but to hold the line we then occupied at all hazards. 

I should have mentioned that soon after I advanced with four companies from the right of 
my regiment the two remaining companies were ordered to join on the left and be detached 
under Major Stevens, which they did. The line thus formed on the margin of the wood we 
occupied during the remainder of the day, being continually annoyed by the sharpshooters of 
the enemy, stationed in the woods to the left of our line. A portion of Company B was deployed 
as skirmishers, and did good execution upon the enemy lurking in the woods in that vicinity. 

During the afternoon we were much annoyed by the fire of some pieces of our own artillery 
to the nght of us, many shots from which fell very near us and some in our own ranks. Toward 
night the enemy brought down some pieces of artillery immediately in front of our line, but 
concealed from view by a narrow belt of bushes beyond the open ground, but the fire being 
directed to the right, we did not suffer" therefrom. About 9.30 o'clock the four companies from 
my right wing were relieved and marched back to the redoubt at Fair Oaks, and about 11.30 
o'clock the six companies on the left of the First Massachusetts were also relieved, and just as 
they were about to march back to the redoubt the enemy came out into the open field in front 
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along our whole line was not repeated. Major Stevens then marched his detachment back to 
the redoubt, where my regiment iwBMnhed in the trenches until 8 o'clock the next morning, 
when we were relieved, and the regiment marched into camp. 

I should have remarked that after fighting all day and standing in the trenches the following 
night about loo men were detailed from my regiment at 5 o'clock in the morning to fell timber 
on the Williamsburg road until 8 o'clock a. m. 

During the operations of the 25th the detachment under Major Stevens was handled 
judiciously and effectively by that officer. It is but simple justice to the regiment to say that 
all the officers and the men, with but very few exceptions, acquitted themselves admirably. 
They were confident, brave, and obedient to orders. 

Adjutant Lawrence is deserving of commendation, not only for his activity and efficiency on 
the 25th instant, but also for the promptness with which he performs all his duties; also 
Sergeant-Major Moore, a brave man and a good soldier. He brought down 2 rebel sharpshooters 
from the trees where they were concealed and was himself severely wounded in the hand. I 
wish particularly to call attention to Surgeon Merrow. I believe there is no one in the medical 
corps who performs his duties more faithfully or more skillfully than this officer. Where almost 
every man performed his part well and according to the best of his ability it might be considered 
invidious to mention particular cases of gallantry and good conduct, which otherwise I should 
be glad to do. 

The casualties in my regiment on the 25th instant were 4 killed and 32 wounded, 4 mortally. 
[Revised statement showed 34 wounded.] Of these 17 occurred in Company B. 

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

OILMAN MARSTON. 
Colonel Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers. 
Joseph Hibbert, Jr., 

A ssistant A djutant- General. 



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CHAPTER VII. 

JUNE 27 TO AUGUST 2 2, 1 86 2. — THE "CHANGE OF BASE" BATTLE OF 

PEACH ORCHARD, OR ALLEN* S FARM ^WITHDRAWAL ACROSS WHITE 

OAK SWAMP ^THE SECOND LOSES THE ROAD BATTLE OF GLENDALE 

^THE ATTACK ON MCCALL ^SECOND REGIMENT DETACHED TO 

SUPPORT DE RUSSY's BATTERY IT REJOINS THE BRIGADE GROVER 

REPULSES AN ATTACK AND ADVANCES EXPLOSIVE BULLETS FIRED 

BY THE REBELS A COLONEL WHO HAD HEARD OF THE SECOND ^A 

NIGHT OF HORRORS BATTLE OF MALVERN HILL COL. MARSTON'S 

CONFIDENCE ^AT HARRISON'S LANDING MARSTON'S TILT WITH 

GROVER hooker's RECONNOISSANCE TO MALVERN HILL ^THE 

PENINSULA EVACUATED COLONEL MARSTON'S OFFICIAL REPORT OF 

BATTLE OF GLENDALE. 

JNE 26 th, was fought the battle of Mechanics- 
ville. Lee, banking upon McClellan's timidity 
and inertness, withdrew the greater part of 
his troops from the Richmond lines, and 
concentrated them against Porter, on the 
north side of the Chickahominy. McClellan's 
fears had swelled the force opposed to him to 
overwhelming proportions. He had informed 
the War Department that the army on his 
front numbered two hundred thousand men ; 
and in his official report, written some time 
later, he still adhered to the belief that he 
was confronted by twice his own numbers. 
The cold figures of the rebel official records 
show that Lee's force was ninety thousand, of which he massed 
sixty-five thousand against Porter, leaving only twenty-five thous- 
and, under Magruder, in the Richmond defences. Thus, while 
threatening McClellan's line of communication with White House, 
he audaciously left his own base in imminent peril from an enter- 
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would probably have resulted in the occupation of Richmond. This 
was what prominent rebel officers feared, and Magruder says in his 
official report: "His [McClellan*s] failure to do so is the best 
evidence that our wise commander fully understood the character 
of his opponent." 

Hooker's men, at Fair Oaks, heard the deep " thrum " of 
Porter's artillery, and in the evening it was announced to the 
troops, under instructions from headquarters, that "Porter has 
whipped them on the right." He had, in fact, fought a magnificent 
battle and given Lee a bloody repulse when the fight closed on the 
26th ; but the men were made very skeptical by the retreat to the 
James which so quickly followed, and " Porter 's whipped 'em on 
the right" was for a long time the derisive cry in Hooker's division 
when news was given out which seemed to require verification. 

During the 27 th, while Porter was fighting a vastly superior 
force at Gaines' Mill, Magruder kept up a tremendous hullaballoo 
along the Richmond lines, repeating with great success his early 
Yorktown tactics. There was a constant fusilade on the picket 
line ; threatening demonstrations were made at various points ; the 
rebel artillery was freely used; and a balloon was ostentatiously 
sent up, as if to spy out the Union positions. So artistically did 
Magruder perform his part of the program that he kept the sixty 
thousand men on his front in momentary expectation of an attack, 
and it was not dared either to assume the offensive or to weaken 
the lines by sending adequate reinforcements to Porter. Porter 
withdrew to the south side of the Chickahominy that night, and 
McClellan, having thus abandoned his base on the Pamunky, 
commenced a retreat, or more politely speaking, " change of base," 
to the James. 

Sumner and Heintzelman occupied their intrenchments until 
the morning of the 29th. During the 28th the air was full of 
rumors, some of a sinister character, but the idea of a retreat by 
that great army, without a general engagement, did not enter into 
the speculations and calculations of its rank and file. Early on the 
morning of the 29th Grover's brigade was under arms in its camps, 
prepared, as the men supposed, to take the customary round of 
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intimation was given the Second, from some source, that the men 
had better take their shelter tents along — a hint which was quickly 
acted upon. In this matter they were more fortunate than many 
of the regiments, who marched off leaving their camps standing. 
The brigade marched to the trenches and relieved the New Jersey 

brigade. It was noted that the 
artillery had been removed from the 
redoubts, and before long the pickets 
were withdrawn. Then the brigade 
filed back into the Williamsburg road 
and abandoned the works to the 
enemy. 

As the brigade proceeded down 
the road, marching rapidly, it was 
seen that the tents were still stand- 
ing in some of the abandoned camps, 
but men were running through them, 
slashing the canvas into shreds, and 
setting fire to everything combustible. 
Barrels of sugar and coffee were 
emptied upon the ground and scat- 
tered in the mud, and as an all- 
around carnival of destruction the 
evacuation was a success. Even the 
sutlers were keeping open shop, 
shouting to the men to help themselves to what they wanted, 
without money and without price ; and it looked as if they would 
be pressed for time to dispose of their stocks, even on such liberal 
terms. Everybody was in a hurry. 

A mile or more to the rear, the corps of Sumner, Heintzelman 
and Franklin halted and took position to cover the withdrawal of 
the rest of the army and the great train of five thousand wagons 
across White Oak Swamp. Sumner posted his corps on Allen's 
farm, between Orchard and Savage Stations, with his left upon the 
railroad, where it connected with Heintzelman, whose line extended 
across and covered the Williamsburg road. Grover's brigade was 
on Heintzelman's extreme right, next to Sumner. The Second 



Major Josiah Stevens, Jr. 

The original major of the regiment. 
From Concord. He resigned Juljr 25, 
1862. He had, the month previous, 
been appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of 
the Ninth N. H., but declined. He 
was for several years in the employ of 
the Concord Railroad, at Manchester, 
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Regiment was posted upon an uneven ridge, covered with a dense 
tangle of bushes, from which there was a view up the railroad 
nearly or quite to Fair Oaks Station. The pioneers of the regiment 
cleared the brush from a portion of its front, upon which a battery 
was placed in position to command the railroad, while the men 
settled down to await developments. 

The regiment had not been in position an hour when, through 
the haze of smoke which enveloped everything in the direction of 
Fair Oaks, shadowy forms were seen upon the railroad, indicating 
that the rebels were feeling their way forward, in pursuit. A hush 
of expectancy fell upon the waiting line. It was about eleven 
o'clock when the silence was broken by the report of a cannon, 
followed by the rush and explosion of a shell a Httle distance to the 
right. A lively artillery duel was immediately on. Several shells 
swept over into Grover's brigade, wounding a number of men. 
Then came the shrill rebel yell, with a rattle of musketry, lasting 
but a few minutes, when a swelling chorus of good round Yankee 
" 'Rah's ! '* told that the rebels were repulsed. After a time the 
attack was renewed, and again repulsed. No part of the engage- 
ment could be seen from the Second's position, but the firing was 
very near — ^just over the ridge to the right. 

The attack was made by Magruder's division, and he was so 
rudely checked by Sumner that he did not try conclusions again 
until four o'clock in the afternoon, when he was tempted by the 
premature withdrawal of Heintzelman's corps — made under some 
misapprehension of orders — and was again soundly thrashed and 
driven from the field. 

Sumner, after the last repulse at Allen's farm (or Peach 
Orchard, as the engagement is officially known), decided to move 
back to Savage Station, a distance of about a mile, and his troops 
were put in motion to that end. The green flags of Meagher's 
brigade suddenly lifted in front of the Second, and his Irishmen 
came pouring up out of the bush and back into the Williamsburg 
road. After a time, Heintzelman also withdrew, but instead of 
halting farther back and stopping with Sumner and Franklin until 
night, he pushed on and crossed White Oak Swamp. But for the 
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to cross over to Magruder's assistance, this might have been a 
costly error; but as affairs turned out, it was in one way an 
advantage to the general movement, as there remained but two 
corps, instead of three, to crowd the iwurrow defiles of White Oak 
Swamp at night. 

Heintzelman's withdrawal commenced at three o'clock. One 
hour of that march brought as much anxiety to Colonel Marston, 
probably, and as much hard work to the legs of his men, certainly, 

as either experienced 
in the same length of 
time during the war. 
There was a considera- 
ble interval between the 
Second and the regiment 
preceding it in the 
column, and coming to 
a fork of the road, with 
no troops in sight ahead, 
Marston was in doubt 
which road to follow. 
He sent the adjutant 
some distance down one, 
who returned with the 
report that he had seen 
no troops. So away the 
Second went on the 
other road, hit or miss, 
closely followed by the 
Twenty- sixth Pennsylva- 
nia, and the progress of 
those two regiments was 
a marvel of pedestrianism. It was a great relief all around when 
they came out at Brackett's Ford and there found the rest of the 
brigade, which had taken the other, and more direct, road. 

On the morning of the 30th the entire army and its material 
were across White Oak Swamp, the fords and their approaches 
obstructed by felled trees, and White Oak Bridge torn up. From 



Sergt. Jesse E. Dewey, Co. I. 

The above portrait is from a faded ambrotype, taken 
in the old state uniform. Dewey settled in Lebanon 
soon after the war, where he has been active in public 
and business affairs. Has represented the town in the 
legislature, and is engaged in insurance and express 
business. 



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the bridge to Malvern Hill — ^following first the Ix)ng Bridge and 
then the Quaker road — is a distance of between four and five miles, 
and the various corps were disposed so as to cover this line for the 
protection of the immense army trains, which, stretched out in a 
single line, would have extended forty miles. The following 
diagram will assist the reader to an understanding of the line of 
retreat and the approaches to it from Richmond : 



§ 



Long 



Bridge 



Road, 



X- 



§ 



Quaker R. 



§ %Malvern HilL 

I. New Market Road. 2. Darbytown Road. 3. Charles City Road. 

Keyes' corps was upon the James, covering the mouth of the 
hole into which McClellan had determined to run his army. Porter 
was at Malvern Hill with two of his divisions and a powerful park 
of artillery. Franklin's corps, with Richardson's division of Sum- 
ner's, defended the various White Oak crossings, Slocum's division 
extending as far as the Charles City road at a point considerably in 
advance of its intersection with the Long Bridge road. Heintzel- 
man's corps, Sedgwick's division of Sumner's (with which Sumner 
made his headquarters), and McCall's division of Porter's, were at 
the position where the Long Bridge, Charles City and Quaker roads 
come together, and where it was probable the great effort would be 
made to cut the retreating army in two. The commanding general 
passed on to the James river early in the morning, and Sumner, 
Heintzelman and McCall manoeuvred and fought independently, 
where there should have been a paramount authority to control and 
systematically direct the whole field. 

Heintzelman, commanding the only full corps present, designed 
placing his troops so as to cover the Long Bridge road and, in 
connection with Slocum, the Charles City road — Kearney's division 
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■extension upon its left. But while Kearney was getting into 
position, McCall moved down the Long Bridge road, across which 
he posted his division, a considerable distance in advance of 
Kearney's left. This threw Hooker out of position and made the 
separation of Heintzelman's two divisions advisable. Hooker was 
accordingly posted along the Quaker road, Grover's brigade upon 
the right, and its right upon a narrow cross road or lane affording a 










|)hov/ind appt'oxini^ilf posiUonsof troops 

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short cut between the Long Bridge and Quaker roads. Sedgwick 
was in an open field to Hooker's right. Hooker, strangely enough, 
was not aware even of McCall' s presence on the field, until about 
eleven o'clock, when some army wagons were observed on his front, 
and making an examination he found McCall' s division several 
hundred yards in front, its line stretching off at an obtuse angle 
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Meantime four rebel columns were pushing forward against as 
many different points on the line of retreat : Holmes* division oa 
the New Market or River road ; Longstreet and A. P. Hill on the 
Darbytown or Central road; Huger upon the Charles City road. 
Jackson was to attempt the passage of White Oak Creek in the 
wake of the retreating army. Holmes was easily scared off by 
Porter's artillery and the gunboats. Huger found his road badly 
obstructed, and was not heard from after a brush with Slocum's 
artillery. Jackson made desperate efforts to force a passage at 
White Oak Bridge, but was stubbornly held to his own side of the 
creek. Longstreet's column, the supreme importance of which was 
indicated by the presence with it of General Lee and Jeff. Davis,, 
was the attacking party in the bloody battle variously known as 
Glendale, Charles City Cross Roads, and Eraser's Farm. 

Hooker's division, once in position, enjoyed a rest of several 
hours in the grateful shade of forest trees. A stream of army 
wagons crowded the road to their rear, just across which an 
immense train was parked waiting its turn to join the procession. 
This commenced to break about noon, and the last wagon got 
away before sunset. 

Commencing before noon, heavy artillery firing was heard in 
the direction of White Oak Bridge, but everything was quiet in the 
vicinity of the cross roads until nearly four o'clock in the afternoon,, 
when the advance of Huger came within reach of Slocum and was 
touched up by the latter's artillery. Longstreet, who for some time 
had been waiting to hear from Huger, at once advanced upon the 
Long Bridge road and threw his column upon McCall. After a 
stubborn fight of nearly an hour, in which a part of McCall's troops 
did some of the best fighting of the campaign, his little division was 
forced back, losing most of its artillery, and many of its regiments 
in complete disorganization and confusion. 

The Second New Hampshire had no hand in the bloody repulse 
which the rest of Grover's brigade inflicted upon the rebel force 
that pursued the fragments of McCall's left. About the time of the 
commencement of Longstreet's attack the regiment was ordered to 
proceed with the utmost haste to the support of De Russy's battery,, 
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Up the Quaker road the regiment went, in a cloud of dust, and 
finally halted and came into line in an open pine wood, three- 
quarters of a mile from its starting point. It had not reached the 
battery it was directed to, and the indications were it would not be 
needed there, for although the firing on the left was swelling to big 

proportions, it seemed to 
have died out almost 
entirely on the Charles City 
road. Huger's movement 
had, indeed, collapsed, 
after his usual fashion. 

Orders came to Colonel 
Marston to rejoin the 
brigade, and the regiment 
hurriedly retraced its steps. 
The hour of its absence 
had been big with exciting 
events. Longstreet had 
overwhelmed McCall, only 
in turn to be savagely re- 
pulsed and thrown back by 
Hooker's right assisted by 
two or three of Sedgwick's 
regiments.- Sumner's artil- 
lery, as the Second passed 
along its rear, was sweeping 
the woods in front with a 
tornado of shells. Its 
infantry supports lay almost 
concealed in the tall grass. 
One regiment sprang to its 
feet as if to meet an infantry 
attack, but almost instantly went back out of sight again. 

Arriving at the head of the little cross road, one of Hooker's 
aides was met, who swung his hat and shouted exultantly, " General 
Hooker has whipped the enemy handsomely, and he wants you to 
join the division." The men, of course, imbibed the aiders 



Warren H. Hurd, Co. A. 

A native of Keene, and a printer by trade. He was 
wounded and taken prisoner near Savage Station, 
June 20, 1862. In December, i86p, he was appointed 
First Lieut. 23d U. S. Colored Infantry, and was in 
command of the first camp of colored troops enlisted 
in the District of Columbia. Was severely wounded 
in front of Petersburg, and commissioned captain. 
He and his command were complimented in General 
Orders for good conduct at the battle of the Mine. 
Now lives at Anthony, Kansas, in business as finan- 
cial agent. 



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enthusiasm, and cheered lustily. The regiment filed into the cross 
road, up which it marched a little distance, then went into line to 
its left, with three regiments of the brigade, which were there in 
position. The Eleventh Massachusetts had been detached and sent 
to the extreme left to reinforce the Excelsior brigade. The 
Sixteenth Massachusetts and Twenty- sixth Pennsylvania were along 
the line of a rail fence on the crest of a low ridge, and the Second 
took position to the rear, and in 
support of, the Sixteenth. 

Longstreet was following up 
his success over McCall by 
vicious assaults, now here, now 
there, along the Union lines. 
While the Second remained in 
position awaiting developments, 
Sumner's artillery, to which De 
Russy's and perhaps others of 
Heintzelman's batteries had 
been added, was deluging the 
woods with missiles, and several 
assaults were handsomely re- 
pulsed. 

At length the blow fell upon 
Grover. The rebels suddenly 
advanced upon the front of the 
Sixteenth, delivering a very 
sharp and destructive fire. Col. 
Wyman fell from his horse, shot 
through the heart, and his adjutant and lieutenant-colonel, with 
many men, also went down. The right wing being most exposed, 
was badly cut up, and soon gave back in confusion. But when the 
Second sprang to their feet, and with bayonets at a charge, slowly 
advanced up the slope in line, the reassured men at once rallied 
and were ready for business again. 

The Sixteenth, aided by an oblique fire from the Twenty-sixth, 
on their left, speedily broke the rebel attack, whereupon Grover 
proceeded to clear his front of the enemy. The Second advanced 



Edward N. Taft, Co. A. 

Killed at the battle of Williamsburg, May 
5, 1862. He was a native of Nelson, 27 years 
of age, and resided in Keene at the time of his 
enlistment. 



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to the crest, while the Sixteenth withdrew by the right and rear to 
"get together.'' The Twenty-sixth went off in a wild charge down 
the slope, partially crossing the Second's front, picking twenty or 
thirty rebel sharpshooters out of holes and from behind rocks, and 
entering the woods from which the attack on the Sixteenth had 
come. Grover pushed directly forward from the left with the First 

Massachusetts, passing a long 
distance to the front, until the 
regiment ran into a cross fire 
in the darkness, from which it 
suffered a severe loss. 

The Second moved a little 
to the right and then advanced 
into the woods in an effort to 
pick up its connection with the 
Twenty- sixth. It was now 
getting to be quite dark, which 
with the settling smoke and 
dense underbrush, shut off any 
extended view of the front. 
Rebel bullets were flying, as if 
from a line of pickets or skir- 
mishers, but the Second was 
Lieut. John S. Sides, Co. K. cautioned not to reply, as it 

The original First Lieutenant of Company K. ^y^S feared the TweUtV-sixth OF 
Resides in Portsmouth. ^ 

some Other Union troops might 
be on the front. For a time the men were a good deal puzzled to 
account for sharp reports which were heard in every direction — to 
the rear, overhead — everywhere. In connection with the deepening^ 
gloom, the manifestation was decidedly uncanny. The mystery 
was solved, however, when a bullet, cutting across the breast of 
Captain Sayles, suddenly exploded, inflicting a painful lacerated 
wound. 

Soon the regiment was moved still further to the right, coming 
into an open field, and took position as support to one of Sumner's 
regiments. Its colonel came to Colonel Marston, evidently with 
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by me in case of an attack?" " Yes, sir," snorted Marston, " there 
won't a man of my regiment run away, sir ; not a man." " What 
regiment is yours?" "The New Hampshire Second." "Good! 
I have heard of you before." Immediately after, he was heard 
encouraging and bracing up his regiment with the announcement 
that "one of Hooker's regiments" was supporting them, and "^ 
bully one, too P' 

But there was no further attack. The battle was over, except 
for the firing of pickets and the occasional collision of scattered 
detachments blindly groping their way, in the darkness, over the 
extremely broken ground of the front. 
Longstreet had been completely foiled 
and bloodily repulsed. Except for his 
early success over McCall, which had 
been dearly earned and amply avenged, 
he had nothing to his credit. And yet, 
it was on the evening of this day of 
successful defence at every point that 
McClellan telegraphed the Secretary of 
War from the cover of the gunboats on 
the James : "Another day of desperate 
fighting. We are hard pressed by supe- 
rior numbers. I fear I shall be forced to 
abandon my material to save my men 
under cover of the gunboats. * * If 
none of us escape, we shall at least have 
done honor to the country." It was 
very fortunate that the army was not as 
badly rattled as its commander. 

When it became apparent that no 
further attacks were to be apprehended, the Second moved over 
toward the left, where the brigade was reunited and lay upon its 
arms until morning. During the day the regiment had zigzagged 
all over the field, but had hardly fired a gun. It had lost a man 
here and a man there, until the number wounded aggregated eleven 
— only one mortally — John H. Breeze, of Company E. 

The horrors of that night at Glendale can never be forgotten by 
8 



Josiah 0. Taft, Co. A. 

A native and resident of Fitz- 
william. Sick unto death, yet he 
started on the retreat, and expired 
near Harrison's Landing. June 
30, 1862, while his regiment was 
engaged at Glendale. 



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# 
those who lay in line there during the long, weary hours. The 
ground between the two lines was thickly strewn with the rebel 
wounded, but few of whom were within reach of succor, and the 

shrieks and groans and cries 
for help which came up from 
that valley of death were 
appalling. Hooker wrote, in 
his official report : " From 
their torches we could see 
that the enemy was busy all 
night in searching for his 
wounded, but up to dayHght 
the following morning there 
had been no apparent dimi- 
nution in the heartrending 
cries and groans of his 
wounded. The unbroken, 
mournful wail of human suf- 
fering was all that we heard 
John L Woods, Co. B. ^^^^ Glendale during that 

Resides at Hollis. j^^^^ ^j^^^j ^.^^^^ „ 

During the night the troops were all withdrawn to Malvern Hill, 
where Hooker's division arrived shortly after sunrise. In the early 
hours of that day (July ist) there was witnessed upon Malvern Hill 
one of the most impressive pageants of the war, several entire army 
corps being massed upon its broad, open slopes. 

Shortly after Heintzelman's arrival, and while his troops were 
resting upon the plateau in front of the Quaker road, advance 
parties of rebels made their appearance on that road, emerging 
from the woods, and were followed in time by a battery, which 
boldly advanced a considerable distance into the fields, deliberately 
went into position, and opened fire^ Almost its first shot struck in 
a group of mounted officers surrounding General Hooker, the shell 
passing through the body of Captain Beam, commanding one of 
Hooker's batteries. Probably ten thousand men saw the incident 
and wondered how long Hooker would stand that. Not long ! 
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into position on the spots where they happened to be resting, and 
within five minutes what was left of the rebel battery was tearing 
for the rear at a wild gallop, the drivers lashing their horses, and 
the cannoneers scattering out of the line of fire. 

The position of Heintzelman's corps that day was on the left 
center. Grover's brigade was in a very comfortable position, in a 
rather open wood ; and the situation was rendered peculiarly 
attractive to men who had been drinking swamp water for weeks, 
by several springs of clear, cool, wholesome water which bubbled 
out at the base of a slight declivity a short distance to the rear of 
the line. Upon this higher ground the Excelsior brigade was in 
line as support, and could have done most effective work in case of 
an attack by firing over the heads 
of Grover's men. It was a very 
strong position, and as soon as 
the line was established and 
pickets thrown out, the Second 
made it still stronger by piling 
the forest debris into a breast- 
work. Though tired, hungry, 
and by this time mostly with 
empty haversacks, the men were 
never in better spirits for a fight, 
and a rebel line on the front 
would have been greeted like old 
friends. 

Colonel Marston was fairly 
bubbling with this spirit of confi- 
dence. He walked down the r 1 1 u u r 1^ #- #- 

Corpl. John H. Cole, Co. C. 

line, inspecting the work with a ,„ u c u , 

' ^ ^ Was a member of the color guard in many 

satisfied air, and accompanied by «! ^^ n^'^^ u'^„^u 'm!,^-' ^^"'^|- ^""^ ^^"'*°'' 

' * •' of the City Hall building in Manchester. 

a brand new " contract surgeon," 

who was naturally alive to the possibilities of the situation. The 
fighting had just commenced in good earnest on the left, and the 
men were spreading loose cartridges where they could be readily 
reached when needed, putting the finishing touches to the breast- 
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in the defence of a position. "Your men have got a good 
position," said the surgeon, whose eyes cast many furtive glances 
into the forest depths from which trouble might be expected to 
come at any moment. " Yes, my boys are great on intrenchments,** 

replied the colonel. "Do you 
think you will be attacked?" 
" Well, we may be — they 're at 
it pretty brisk on the left." 
" How many men would it take 
to drive you out of here?" 
"Well," said the colonel, as if 
making a mental calculation, 
"six thousand might, but five 
thousand would get killed doing 
it !" The boys who overheard 
"Old Gil.'s" estimate laughed 
and concurred in its correct- 
ness, and his figures were soon 
passed along the line and 
accepted and adopted. 

As on the previous day at 
Glendale, the fighting com- 
menced between three and four 
o'clock in the afternoon, and 
when it closed, at nine o'clock, 
Lee had suffered one of the 
bloodiest and most detjaoralizing repulses of the war. Assault after 
assault was directed against the Union left, the brunt falling upon 
Porter and Couch, and again and again the rebels were driven back 
with terrible slaughter. The fire of the Union artillery was almost 
unprecedented in warfare, the great array of field batteries which 
had been concentrated upon the hill being assisted by the fire of 
the seige train, largely composed of 30-pounder Parrotts, posted in 
a commanding position on the crest of the plateau, and the ponder- 
ous armament of the gunboats. Hooker's front was not involved 
in any of the assaults ; but at a time when Porter was hard pressed, 
Heintzelman sent the Excelsior brigade to his assistance, where it 
gave a good account of itself. 



John H. Burrill, Co. A. 

Discharged, after serving three years, he 
■again enlisted, and was assigned to Co. C. He 
writes from Hawley, Minn.: "I have lived 
here twenty-two years. I have no picture of 
war times, so had this taken for the occasion. 
On the whole, perhaps it will be as well, as I 
should like to see my old comrades as they 
look now, so as to judge how time has used 
them." 



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About nightfall a cheerful apparition appeared to the Second in 
the form of the quartermaster and a squad of men with a supply of 
hardtack carried in tentcloths and blankets. The battle ended, the 
retreat was resumed, against the passionate protests of some of the 
Union generals. It commenced to rain early in the night, and 
soon the roads were in very bad condition. That unmolested 
march of only a few miles to Harrison's Landing had a more 
depressing effect upon the rank and file of the army than all the 
marching and fighting they had done since leaving the lines in front 
of Richmond. It began to dawn upon them that they were taking 
part in a grand skedaddle for cover, instead of some brilliant feat 
of aggressive strategy. Up to this time the average impression had 
been that the army was very well able to take care of itself, and 
all the fighting had only strengthened the confidence of the men. 

All the conditions were conducive to straggling, and it was a 
bedraggled mob, with here and there a patch of organization, that 
poured out upon the broad, open river bottom at Harrison's 
Landing. At the head of the road aides of the division generals 
were posted to direct the men to their commands, and in this way 
they were again assembled upon their colors as they arrived. The 
"change of base" was effected. That magnificent army was 
disgracefully huddled "under cover of the gunboats," and at once 
set to work in all haste to cover its front with intrenchments, while 
its commander was frantically calling for reinforcements. Lee hung 
around for a few days, then leisurely withdrew to Richmond. 

After the completion of the intrenchments, work upon which 
was pushed night and day, the duties were not heavy, consisting 
mainly of an occasional review or round on picket. But the heat 
was phenomenal, and 'there was considerable sickness. The camp 
of the Second Regiment was a short distance to the left of Row- 
land's mill pond, a body of water covering several acres, which gave 
thousands of men good bathing facilities. The camp was simply a 
sand oven, without a tree or a bush standing in its limits, in which 
the thermometer made nothing of registering above 100 degrees, 
day after day. 

It was not long after the arrival here that Colonel Marston had 
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was not paraded, one morning, according -to orders of the brigade 
commander. Grover sent for Marston, and a conversation ensued 
about as follows : 

" I noticed. Colonel, that your regiment was not out this 
morning. What was the reason? " 

" The reason was, I did not order them out." 

" You will order them out now, then, and remain under arms 
two hours." 

" I will do nothing of the kind." 

" What ! " — in profound astonishment. 

" I said the regiment will not be ordered out. If there is any 
fault, it is not that of my men, and they will, not be punished. If 
you want the officers to parade, we will come out and stand as long 
as you please." 

This was rank insubordination. " I would have you under- 
stand, Colonel Marston," said Grover, warningly, "that I am the 
brigadier-general commanding this brigade." 

" And I would have you understand," was the quick response, 
" that I am a member of the body that makes brigadier-generals." 

The matter dropped, right there, and the regiment was not 
ordered out. The incident did not lessen in the least the affec- 
tionate admiration the Second always had for Cuvier Grover. 

July passed uneventfully and monotonously enough, but August 
was ushered in by a tremendous display of fireworks. On the night 
of July 31st the rebels posted about forty pieces of artillery at 
favorable points on the south side of the James, and at midnight 
opened on the shipping and camps near the river. The gunboats 
responded, and after an hour of uproar the rebels withdrew, having 
killed ten men and wounded twenty or thirty more. 

A few days later. Hooker returned the compliment by a recon- 
noissance in force to Malvern Hill. Late on the afternoon of 
August 2d he marched from the intrenched camp with his division, 
a regiment of cavalry, and two horse batteries ; but being misled 
by an incompetent guide, returned to camp before morning. On 
the afternoon of the 4th, however, he moved out again ; and this 
time there was no misleading or taking wrong roads. The division 
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Quaker road near the scene of the great battle of June 30th at 

Glendale. The few inhabitants along the line of march were 

placed under guard to prevent their carrying news to the enemy, 

and about midnight the division halted within a few hundred yards 

of the cross roads, which were 

known to be held by a rebel 

cavalry picket. Strict orders 

were issued against lighting 

matches, loud conversation, 

or any unusual noise, and the 

troops lay quietly on their 

arms until morning, with the 

first dawn of which the march 

was resumed. 

The rebel pickets fired a 
few shots and scampered off, 
whien the column, with the 
cavalry and a battery in the 
lead, turned into the Quaker 
road and marched rapidly for 
Malvern Hill. A section of 
artillery, posted on the lawn 
of the quaint old brick man- 
sion on the hill, opened fire 
as the column approached, 
and one shell burst in the ranks of the Second, wounding three or 
four men — the only casualties in the regiment that day. General 
Hooker, seated on his favorite white horse under a widespread 
wayside tree, directed the troops to position as they came up. 
Grover*s brigade filed to the right and took position between the 
road and the battery, which was already replying to the rebel guns. 
It was a most unequal fight for the rebels, as they were also under 
fire from a gunboat in their rear; the shells from which were, 
however, quite as much of an annoyance to Hooker's men as to 
the Johnnies, as many of them passed completely over the hill and 
exploded near Hooker's lines. 

Had General Patterson advanced promptly with the Third 



Capt. Thomas Snow, Co. F. 

The original captain of Company F. After 
fourteen months' service he was prostrated by 
diseases incident to the climate and service, and 
resigned. He never recovered his health, and 
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Brigade and occupied the river road, the battery and its support of 
four hundred cavalry would have been bagged. But he failed to 
do so, and the rebels wisely concluded to go while they could. 

They went in such a hurry as 
to leave behind a caisson, the 
implements of one gun, and 
two dead artillerymen, one 
still clutching in his nerveless 
hands the shell he was carry- 
ing to his gun when struck 
down. 

The cavalry at once set 
off in pursuit, and pressed 
the enemy sharply in a run- 
ning fight in which the 
lieutenant- colonel in com- 
mand was mortally wounded. 
Grover's brigade advanced 
on the first signs of flight, 
many of the mounted men 
skurrying across the fields in 
pursuit of the scattered foot- 
men who could not keep up 
with the procession. Lieut. 
Joe. Hubbard, then serving as an aide on General Grover's staff, 
dashed into a squad of five, and they came in with him on his 
nonchalant assurance : " It 's no use, boys — you can't make it ; 
come along." The pickets, alarmed by the commotion, were also 
showing up, singly and in squads, only to find themselves in the 
hands of the Yankees. All in all, about a hundred prisoners were 
picked up. 

The following day (August 6) Hooker was reinforced by the 
divisions of Couch and Sedgwick, while Lee sent four divisions 
down from Richmond to look after the matter. Hooker made his 
dispositions for a fight ; but the day passed quietly, and during the 
night the entire force was withdrawn to Harrison's Landing. It 
was a sleepless, wearisome night for the Second. The regiment 



Corpl. David 0. Davis, Co. D. 

Was discharged for disability Sept. 19, 
The following August he was drafted and as 
to the Fifth N. H. Was promoted to corj 



The following August he was drafted and assigned 
to the Fifth N. H. Was promoted to corpon " 
wounded at Fort Stedman, captured at Fan 



ral, 
t - arm- 

ville, and again discharged for disability, after the 
surrender. Now resides at Newmarket. 



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was posted in a dense forest, in line of battle across a byroad 
leading up to the hill. Putting out no pickets, the regiment stood 
in line there, hour after hour, until withdrawn sonietime before 
daybreak. 

With the installation of Halleck as General-in-Chief, it was 
decided to withdraw McClellan's army from the Peninsula and join 
it to that of General Pope. The movement was earnestly opposed 
by General McClellan; but 
as Lee was detaching troops 
against Pope in such num- 
bers as to threaten to 
overwhelm him, while 
McClellan was unwilling to 
resume offensive operations 
without large reinforcements 
which the government was 
powerless to send him, Hal- 
leck adhered to his plan, 
and spurred McClellan to 
move quickly. The sick 
and all the impedimenta 
were sent off on transports, 
and on August i6th the last 
division took up its march 
down the Peninsula. 

Most of the army crossed 
the Chickahominy on a pon- 
toon bridge at Barrett's Ferry, near the mouth of the river, but the 
Third Corps crossed farther up, at Jones' Bridge, proceeding by 
way of Diascund Bridge, Barhamsville and Williamsburg, to York- 
town. The itinerary of the Second was as follows : 

August 15. Started from camp at noon, passed through Charles 
City Court House, and camped three miles beyond. 

16. Started at 6 a. m. and marched till 3 p. m., crossing the 
Chickahominy at Jones' Bridge. 

17. Marched about fourteen miles, to Barhamsville. 

18. Marched at i p. m., and arrived at Williamsburg (18 
miles) at 2 o'clock the following morning. 



Andrew J. Rugg, Co. A. 

A recruit, from the town of Sullivan, who 
joined the regiment in September, 1861, and died 
of disease, in hospital at Philadelphia, Pa., July 
25, 1862. 



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19. Left Williamsburg at 10 o'clock a. m., and marched to 
within three miles of Yorktown. 

20. Remained in camp. 

On the 2 1 St the regiment embarked on the steamer "State of 
Maine," and the following day the little fleet bearing Hooker's 
division and its fortunes steamed away from the frowning defences 
of Yorktown and Gloucester. 

Colonel Marston's Official Report of Battle of Glendale. 

Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, 

Camp near Harrison s Landings Va., July lOj i&l»2. 

On the morning of the 29th ultimo this regiment marched with the First Brigade, Hooker's 
division, from Fair Oaks, and after awaiting an attack from the enemy about two miles from 
that place on the road toward Savage Station until past 3 o'clock p. m. , again marched toward 
White Oak Swamp, crossing the same at sunset, and camped near Saint Paul's Church. 

About 9 o'clock a. m. of the 30th ultimo the regiment was posted in line of battle on the right 
of the road leading past said church, and there remained until about 3 o'clock p. m., when by 
order of the brigadier-general commanding the brigade I moved the regiment rapidly to the right 
about half a mile to the support of De Russy's battery, which was then hotly engaged with the 
enemy in that quarter. Before reaching the battery I was ordered to return to the ground 
originally occupied, the enemy having made a very determined attack in front and to the right 
of that position. Thence I was immediately ordered forward and formed line of battle at the 
base of a slight ridge of land beyond which the enemy were in force, thence forward to the crest 
of the ridge, then by the right flank into a wood on the same elevation, then further to the right 
into an open field, where we remained until 9 o'clock p. m., momentarily expecting an attack at 
that point, the enemy being at this time in force beyond a narrow belt of woods in front of us. 
We were subsequently moved to the left, to the position we had before occupied, on the crest of 
the rising ground in the wood, throwing one company forward to observe the enemy. Soon 
after the regiment was moved farther to the left and in the rear of the Sixteenth Massachusetts 
Regiment, and this position we continued to occupy until dawn, when the whole brigade 
marched toward the James River. 

Although my regiment occupied so many positions on the field of battle during the day, and 
all the while within long musket-range of the enemy, it did not become actually engaged. We 
were never in position to return effectively the fire of the enemy, which reached us from a 
distance as late as 9 o'clock p. m. I have never seen the men of my regiment so eager for a 
fight as on that day. Every individual man seemed anxiorre to come to close quarters with the 
foe and to strike telling blows for the great cause in which they had voluntarily engaged at the 
peril of their lives. 

None were killed upon the field. Captains Edward L. Bailey and Samuel P. Sayles were 
slightly wounded, as also were William A. Heywood and John W. Harmond, of Company A; 
Joseph Tallin and James M. Wiggin, of Company H; James Mayhew, Company F: James M. 
Wellman, Company G; Abiel W. Colgan and George H. Thyng, Co. E, and John H. Breeze, of 
the same company, mortally. 

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

OILMAN MARSTON, 
Colonel Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers. 

Capt. Joseph Hibbert, Jr., 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



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AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 1 862. HOOKER'S DIVISION ARRIVES AT 

WARRENTON JUNCTION STONEWALL JACKSON IN THE REAR THE 

BATTLE OF KETTLE RUN A BATTERY THE SECOND DID NOT SUPPORT 

EWELL RETREATS TO MANASSAS JUNCTION THE SECOND BATTLE 

OF BULL RUN CHARGE OF GROVER'S BRIGADE INCIDENTS OF A 

HAND-TO-HAND STRUGGLE THE LOSSES OF THE SECOND WHAT 

THE OFFICIAL REPORTS SAY ^ANOTHER DAY OF FIGHTING RETREAT 

TO CENTREVILLE THE BATTLE OF CHANTILLY RETREAT CONTIN- 
UED TO ALEXANDRIA. 

rHE following day (August 23d) the fleet 
conveying Hooker's division was at Acquia 
Creek, where it remained for several hours 
while it was being determined whether the 
division should land there, as had some of 
McClellan's troops, or proceed to Alexandria 
and go to Pope by rail from that point. The 
Stop was taken advantage of by many of the 
men to have a good swim in the Potomac ; 
but a gloom was cast over the Second by the 
accidental drowning of one of its original members — ^James E. 
Seavey, of Company K, — who, apparently seized with cramps, sank 
beneath the muddy waters, and was never seen again. 

The fleet arrived at Alexandria that night, and the following 
day (24th) the troops were disembarked and went into camp about 
two miles out from the city. Late on the afternoon of the 25 th the 
division was packed upon trains of box cars, every place, inside and 
out, where a soldier could stick, being occupied, and started to 
reinforce Pope. 

It was long after dark when the trains arrived at Manassas 
Junction, where a short delay was made. There was considerable 
good-natured chaffing between "McClellan's men" and the guard 
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the nightmare of that region, and not without reason, as the very 
next night he swooped down and drove or carried off the whole 
crowd. 

At midnight the division arrived at Warrenton Junction, and the 
next day went into camp in a delightful location near Cedar Creek, 
where the men were assured they would probably remain several 
days. But Stonewall Jackson had not been consulted on that 
matter, and they remained only one night in the new camp. Early 
on the morning of the 27 th the troops were routed and ordered to 
be ready to march at five o'clock. The occasional reports of 
cannon in the direction of Manassas indicated that there was 
trouble in the rear; and, indeed, there was, of a very serious 
nature. Stonewall Jackson, with three divisions of infantry and 
one of cavalry, had made a rapid march through Thoroughfare Gap, 
and captured Manassas Junction, with several railroad trains and 
the great depots of army supplies which had been gathered there. 

But if Jackson was rapid in his movements, the counter move- 
ments to head off and crush him before Lee could reunite the 
widely separated wings of his army, were also prompt. Hooker's 
division — the nearest the scene of action — marched directly for 
Manassas Junction, accompanied by General Pope himself. On 
arriving at Catlett's Station, about two miles from camp, evidences 
of the recent presence of the enemy and of his destructive tenden- 
cies were found, and Companies B and K of the Second were 
thrown forward as skirmishers, the regiment heading the column. 

The day was intensely hot, and many men suffered from sun- 
stroke ; but the march was pushed with all of Hooker's accustomed 
energy, the troops using both the railroad and the highway, which 
were parallel and close together. At various points the ruins of 
bridges and culverts were met, and at length, as the head of the 
column emerged from woods into a broad farm clearing, a rebel 
outpost was sighted. Several mounted men were seen scurrying 
away from a farm house off at the right, while directly ahead, on 
the opposite edge of the clearing, a section of artillery was plainly 
visible. 

A battle line was immediately formed — a front of two regiments 
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New Jersey brigade on the left, with the Excelsior brigade march- 
ing by the right flank immediately behind the left of the New 
Jersey line. The rebel battery, while these dispositions were being 
made, disappeared without firing a shot, and the division advanced 
about two miles farther, unopposed, when, at Kettle Run, Ewell's 
entire division was encountered. The Second's two skirmish 
companies, after passing 
the run, crossed an open 
field and entered a narrow 
belt of pines extending on 
either side of the railroad. 
They found themselves well 
up to a line of rebel pick- 
ets ; and at the same time 
the orderly-sergeant o f 
Company K, being on the 
extreme right, discovered 
that his flank had actually 
walked right into a pocket 
formed by the disposition 
of the rebels. Word was 
passed to fall back, and it 
was one of the strangest 
incidents in the entire his- 
tory of the Second, that its 
skirmishers backed out of 
their predicament without 
a shot being fired on either 
side. 

Grover's brigade, was at 
once halted, while the other two pushed forward on the left of the 
railroad, passed through the skirt of trees, and engaged Ewell, who 
was found in position, awaiting attack. Almost at the first touch — 
perhaps a little before — a rebel battery opened, and burst a number 
of shells over Grover's brigade ; but it soon had enough to attend 
to nearer home, when one of Hooker's batteries was trundled along 
the railroad track, through the cut in a slight roll of the ground. 



William D. CofRn, Co. G. 

Killed at Bull Run, August 29, 1662 . He was 
a machinist, and working at his tradcj in Milford, 
when the call came. Laying aside his tools, he 



pinned a red, white and blue rosette upon his 
breast, went and had the above picture taken, and 
enlisted. He was a jovial, light-hearted, brave 
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bringing it into good 
hand in the game, 
sharp, and bloody, 
hour. How near the 
ing a share in it, as 
why it did not, is 
report of Brig.-Gen. 
manding the Second 
the infantry from the 
artillery, I rode to 
forward one of 
Meeting General 
matters to him, when 
order up the Second 
unteers to support 
the commandant of 
tery, I informed him 



Albert G. Stone, Co. A. 

After serving a term in the 
First N. H. he enlisted in the 
Second, was wounded at Bull 
Run, August 29, 1862, and died 
of wounds November 2, 1862. 
He was from Fitzwilliam. 



position to take a 
The fight was short, 
lasting less than an 
Second came to hav- 
well as the reason 
indicated in the 
Nelson Taylor, com- 
Brigade : "To relieve 
fire of the enemy's 
the rear to bring 
our own batteries. 
Grover, I explained 
he told me I might 
New Hampshire Vol- 
the battery. Finding 
an unoccupied bat- 
He very reluctantly 



of what I desired, 
consented, and was so slow in his movements that when he got his 
battery in position the necessity for his services had ceased." The 
dilatoriness of the battery, with the vagueness and somewhat 
irregular form of Marston's orders, put him in a terrible state of 
mind, and he raged about in undisguised bewilderment, trying to 
find out " where in h — 1 they want my regiment, and where is the 
battery I am to support?" 

Ewell was driven back, and retreated precipitately toward 
Manassas Junction. The fight had cost Hooker three hundred 
men, mostly from the little Excelsior brigade, which, now a mere 
skeleton organization, lost nearly one-third its number. Grover's 
brigade advanced rapidly to lead the pursuit. It pushed through 
the timber belt, across a portion of the battle field, and through the 
rebel camps, strewn with the personal belongings of the late occu- 
pants. There was ample evidence that rations of fresh beef had 
been issued that day ; and when Grover's lines were clear of the 
camps many a bayonet was decorated with fresh meat speared from 
the ground or from the kettles simmering over the camp fires. 

Hooker had no cavalry with which to press the enemy, and 
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once halting, it could not get within reach of the retreating force. 
A rebel horse battery, finely handled, took position occasionally, 
just long enough to give the Yankees a few shells, then slid to the 
rear. The pursuit was pressed about two miles, being suspended 
at nightfall near Bristoe Station, where the divivision went into 
bivouac in front of Broad Run. Through the night Hooker's 
pickets saw upon their front the 
light of burning trains and stores, 
which Jackson was destroying pre- 
paratory to an evacuation of the 
Junction. 

In the morning (28th) Reno's 
division came up, and after a short 
halt for rest, during which the 
general rode out to the picket line 
and made himself acquainted with 
the position of affairs by conversa- 
tion with some of the men, it 
continued on to Manassas, which 
was found abandoned. Hill's rebel 
division having moved in the direc- 
tion of Centreville three hours 
before. In the afternoon Hooker's 
division also advanced, passing 
through the devastated Junction, 
and at night went into bivouac at 
Blackburn's Ford — K e a r n e y ' s 
division having preceded it to 
Centreville. 

The following morning (29th) 
the division moved toward Centreville. The booming of cannon 
was heard, far away to the north-west ; and as the division moved 
along Centreville Heights, from which there was a comprehensive 
view of the country clear to the Bull Run Mountains, the smoke of 
battle was seen, while long lines of dust mapped the routes of 
marching troops. 

Jackson had taken position near the old Bull Run battle field, 



Michael A. Dillon, Co. G. 

Shot through the lungs, at Bull Run, 
August 29, 1862, in an encounter in which 
he shot the color bearer of the Forty-ninth 
Georgia. He has been given a medal of 
honor — the only one ever bestowed upon a 
member of the Second. Was transferred 
to the Veteran Reserve Corps, in the uni- 
form of which he appears above. Has held 
a government clerkship in Washington for 
twenty-five years or more; now in Second 
Auditor's office. Prominent in the Grand 
Army of the Republic, and founder of the 
Union Veterans' Union. 



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there to await the arrival of Lxjngstreet, who was hurrying through 
Thoroughfare Gap with the other wing of Lee's amiy. Hooker's 
division followed the Warrenton road from Centreville, crossing 
Bull Run at the stone bridge, and at eleven o'clock Grover's 

brigade arrived on the field. 
General Heintzelman, as the Sec- 
ond passed him, was pointing out 
to some of the newly-arrived 
officers the positions of troops. 
"There," he exclaimed, pointing 
towards the right, " is Kearney's 
line, extending from that house 
to where you see that gun flash." 
The position indicated was almost 
the identical one where Burn- 
side's brigade had opened the 
first Bull Run battle, except that 
Kearney now faced toward what 
had been Burnside's rear. 

Jackson occupied a strong 

defensive position, his left near 

John B. Mussey, Co. E. Sudley Ford, and his right on the 

KiiiedatBuiiRun, August 29, 1862. He Warrcnton road, near the little 

enlisted from Fisherville (now Penacook.) 1 1 . r ^ ^ tt" ^ 

hamlet of Groveton. For most 
of this distance the line was along the alternate cuts and fills of an 
unfinished railroad ; and his front, except for a little distance near 
Groveton, was screened by a belt of thick woods from one hundred 
to six hundred yards in width. His own old division, under Starke, 
held the right of this line, Ewell's the centre, and A. P. Hill's the 
left. 

Soon after Grover's arrival he was ordered to report to General 
Sigel, whose troops, since early morning, had been engaging the 
enemy in the centre. The brigade marched down the Warrenton 
road toward Groveton, past the stone house and the crossing of the 
Sudley road, and at length filed into the fields to the right, when 
the First Massachusetts was sent forward to support Sigel's line, 
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from the enemy's artillery by a roll of the field in front. The 
position was nearly opposite the southern limit of the woods, and in 
view of the batteries on Jackson's right, which sent a shell over 
every little while as a reminder to the Yankees that they were being 
watched. One of Sigel's batteries, attempting to take position on 
the swell to the front of the brigade, met a reception so prompt and 
hot from the rebel guns that it fled precipitately, tearing down 
through the ranks oif its supports, who cheerfully gave it the right . 
of way. A single battery 
could not have lived ten 
minutes in that position. 

From the woods there 
came the sounds of an 
irregular, dropping fire of 
musketry, occasionally swell- 
ing into a businesslike volley, 
then receding to the old 
monotony. At three o'clock 
Grover received orders to 
advance and attack the ene- 
my. The brigade at once 
moved up to the edge of the 
woods, and there formed in 
order for battle. Grover 
placed his command in two 
lines — the Second in the 
center of the first, with the 
First Massachusetts on its 
right and the Eleventh on 
the left. The advance was 
to be over the ground where Milroy's brigade of Sigel's corps had 
been engaged all day, against the center of Jackson's position, held 
by Ewell's division. Milroy rode up to Grover, meeting him just 
to the rear of the Second, where the two were joined by the regi- 
mental commanders. There was an earnest consultation, lasting 
but a few moments. " They are behind a railroad bank, and the 
only way you can dislodge them is to charge," some of the men 
9 



Charles 0. Coliister, Co. G. 

Killed at Bull Run, August 29, 1862. He was 
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heard Milroy say — and they then knew what was coming. Colonel 
Marston came forward and gave the order to " fix bayonets ! " 
Grover rode the length of the line, telling the men they were to fire 

one volley, |hen rely upon the 
bayonet. Then he took position 
in rear of the left wing of the 
Second and gave the order to 
advance. 

Slowly and steadily the line 
went forward. No sound was 
heard but the crashing of the 
brush, with an occasional mut- 
tered order, such as " Give way 
to the right," or " to the left." 
The left of the line approached 
an open field, and a halt was 
ordered while Grover went for- 
ward to reconnoiter the front. 
A dozen bullets, either one of 
which came near costing the 
service a good general, warned 
him of the presence of a vigilant 
enemy. Many of Milroy's dead 
and wounded were scattered 
about ; it was also evident that 
a few of his effectives were lying low, watching the enemy, near the 
edge of the open in front of the Second. Some of these arose and 
passed to the rear as Grover's line came up. 

From Milroy's official report it also appears that he had a 
regiment in line not far to the left, possibly overlapped at this time 
by the Eleventh Massachusetts. At any rate, after spying out the 
land to the front, Grover moved the brigade a considerable distance 
by the right flank before closing with the enemy. There was a 
spirit of grim determination in that line. In the New Hampshire 
section, it was understood and agreed that the Old Second was to 
be put in, this time, "for all she was worth." Every man knew 
the supreme moment was close at hand, and was nerved for the 
struggle 



William 0. Morgrage, Co. I. 

Killed at Bull Run, August 29, 1862. Shot 
through the body, he was brouj3;ht out of the 
woods, and lay in the field, dying, while the 
fight was renewed around him. " How bad 
are you hit, Billy?" inquired a comrade. "A 
man can not live long, suffering as I am," he 
calmly answered, and shortly expired. He was 
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Hardly had the advance been resumed when there was a crash 
of rebel musketry, an answering roar of Yankee cheers, and almost 
instantly the Second was pouring over the railroad embankment. 
The dash was evidently a sur- 
prise to the rebels, as most of j 
them, having delivered their 
fire, were closely hugging the 
ground under cover of the 
bank. They were expecting a 
return volley, apparently, but 
had not anticipated looking into 
the muzzles of the guns that 
delivered it. Those who made 
a fight were instantly shot or 
bayonetted, and in less time 
than it has taken to write it the 
rebel first line was disposed of. 
Some threw up their hands and 
cried for mercy; some, doubt- 
less, "played possum," lying as 
if dead and making no sign; 
while others, as soon as they 
could realize what had hap- 
pened, made a break for the 
rear, closely followed by the men of the Second, now wild with the 
rage of battle. There was a desperate dash for a stand of rebel 
colors, but they were saved by the fleetness of their bearer and the 
devoted bravery of the color guard. 

Yet in this wild turmoil of murder there were not wanting 
instances of man's humanity to man. One fleeing rebel, tripped by 
a bullet or some other obstruction to locomotion, and cumbered by 
two or three rolls of blankets (probably spoils from Manassas), 
pitched headlong; and down in the same heap went Sergeant 
Wasley. Quick as a flash Was ley yanked from the Johnny's belt a 
ferocious looking " Yankee killer," fashioned from a huge flat file — 
such as many of that regiment seemed to carry for side arms — ^and 
swung it aloft for the finishing blow. The poor fellow's eye caught 



Corpl. Charles H. Smiley, Co. I. 

Killed at Bull Run, August 29, 1862. So far 
as known, no one saw him fall. Shot down in 
the brush, it is only known that he was miss- 
ing and never returned. Was from Manches- 
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the glint of the vengeful steel 
just in season, and in a piteous 
tone he gasped out : "Oh, for 
God's sake— ^^//7/" The 
blow was suspended. "All 
right, Johnny ! " said Wasley, 
as, pushing the weapon into 
his own belt, he scrambled to 
his feet. 

The fragments of the first 
line were driven in upon a 
second, a few rods beyond the 
railroad, and here occurred 
the most desperate fighting of 
the da y — a hand - to - hand 
melee with bayonets and 
clubbed muskets. Such a 
fight cannot last long. New 
Hampshire won. The second 
rebel line was routed and scat- 
tered to the rear. By this 
time no semblance of organization was left in the Second, but the 
men still on their feet dashed on again, every one for himself. A 
third line was encountered; but the charge had spent its force. 
The scattered men of the Second halted close up to the enemy, and 
loaded and fired as rapidly as possible in an effort to hold the 
position they had won until supports could come up. 

But it was soon apparent that the Second's headlong dash had 
carried it much farther than the rest of the line had advanced. 
The Eleventh, on its left, had crossed the embankment and pulver- 
ized the first line, but was thrown back by the second line, assisted 
by the fire of rebel artillery to which its left flank became exposed. 
The First had been able to carry but a portion of the first line, and 
not to hold that long. Grover rushed the Sixteenth, from the 
second line, into the gap the Second had cut, in an effort to flank 
the enemy ; but it was without avail. Ewell's division had been 
given a terrible shaking up ; but the brigades of Starke and Bradley 



First Sergt. Frank 0. Robinson, Co. C. 

Killed at Bull Run, August 29, 1862. Shot 
through the bowels, he was left near the railroad 
bank, dying. " I might have brought him out," 
said Captain Carr, a few minutes later, " but he 
was dying — is dead by this time — so I helped out 
one of my men who has a chance to recover." He 
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T. Johnson were at this critical moment hurried up from the rebel 
right and thrown upon Grove r. 

The Second held on until it found itself not only overwhelmed 
in front, but flanked, and with rebels passing to its rear, when the 
men made a break to escape capture. As they recrossed the rail- 
road bank they were exposed to a murderous fire from each flank, 
to say nothing of the very bad language used by the rebels in 
calling upon them to stop ; and a few minutes' delay would have 
found that gap closed and almost the entire regiment securely 
corralled. 

Just after recrossing the railroad the writer came upon Lieut. 
Sylvester Rogers, of Company G. He had one wound through the 
knee — the leg apparently 
broken — and another through 
the small of the back, which 
was bleeding profusely. One 
of his own company, with an 
arm around him, was trying 
to lift and urge him forward. 
With the writer's assistance 
he was carried several rods, 
when, in answer to the words 
of encouragement, " Cheer 
up, Rogers, we will carry you 
safely out of this," he uttered 
a faint moan, gasped, his 
fell forward — he was dead. 
Lieutenant Marshall says 
Rogers was wounded well up 
to the rebel third line, and 
he (Marshall) sent a man 
back with him to help him 
out. It is probable that he 
received the fatal wound in 
the back while running the 
gauntlet at the railroad. While Marshall can not recall its char- 
acter, he does not think the wound that started him to the rear was 
a mortal one. 



Sergt. Lyman A. Dickey, Co. I. 

Just as soon as he came upon the railroad bank 
a rebel, seated on the ground, fired up at him, the 
ball traversing almost the entire length of his 
forearm. It will always be an open question 
whether that fellow was kicked or stabbed to death, 
as Dickey's heels and bayonet landed on him at 
the same moment. He now lives in Londonderry; 
P. O. address, Wilson's Crossing. 



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Capt. Joshua F. Littlefield, Co. B. 

He entered the service from Somersworth as First Lieut, of 
Company F, and in August was promoted to Captain. Before 
leaving the Peninsula he had been appointed Lieut.-Colonel of 
the Eleventh N. H., but determined to go through this cam- 
paign with the Second before joining his new command. In 
the charge over the railroad he was severely wounded and left 
in the hands of the enemy. He lay upon the field several days, 
until rescued by a Union relief party, and lingered until Sep- 
tember 17, when he died. The above portrait, furnished by 
Littlefield Post, G. A. R., of Somersworth, is a copy of the 
picture hanging in their post room. 

The brigade came straggling back into the field where it had 
been formed for the charge, but here the flight ended, the men 
rallying on the flags of their respective regiments with a spirit 
which showed how little daunted they were by the ordeal through 
which they had passed. A line was gathered, facing the woods, its 
left resting on a detached clump of bushes an acre or so in extent. 
At this time a brigade of the Ninth Army Corps came up and 
advanced into the woods just to the right. The Second noted from 
the flags that one of its regiments was the Sixth New Hampshire ; 
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of musketry, and in a short time the scattered squads came pouring 
back as Grover's men had done, the brigade having lost over five 
hundred men. 

This repulse was followed by the immediate advance of Pender's 
brigade of Hill's division. The counter attack fell directly on the 
gathered fragments of Grover's brigade, and the Second again 
caught the brunt of the fight and was the last to fall back. The 
rebel line which appeared in the edge of the woods was greeted 
with a destructive fire at short range, but there was not enough of 
it ; and at last the Second — still preserving its line, though men of 
all companies were mingled together — ^fell slowly back toward the 
Dogan ridge, on which the batteries were posted. The rebel line 
followed a short distance — as far, probably, as was consistent with 
Jackson's purpose of a strictly defensive fight ; but its retirement to 
the woods was visibly accelerated by the fire of the batteries. In 
this closing tussle the Second lost a number of its best men, among 
the killed being Lieutenant Norton R. Moore, whose hand, at the 
time of his death, bore the still unhealed wound he had received at 
Oak Grove. 

The remnants of the brigade were now assembled in a little 
grove by the side of Young's Branch, and the rolls called. Out of 
about fifteen hundred men the brigade had lost four hundred and 
eighty-six, killed, wounded, and missing. The heaviest loss had 
fallen upon the Second, which, out of three hundred and thirty-two 
officers and men, reported sixteen killed, eighty-seven wounded, 
and twenty-nine missing. Subsequent revision, when the fate of all 
had been definitely ascertained, with the addition of the mortally 
wounded, raised the regiment's death roll in this battle to thirty- 
eight — more than ejeven per cent, of the number engaged. The 
Second had been decimated. In addition to the three officers who 
lost their lives (Littlefield, Moore, and Rogers), seven were 
wounded. Lieutenant Holman received a terrible wound in the 
thigh, and never rejoined the regiment. Lieutenant Cooper, shot 
through the right lung, was supposed to be mortally wounded, but 
came around, in time, " as good as new." Lieutenants Ballard, 
Roberts, Steele, Young and Gordon received wounds of greater or 
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The lot of the severely wounded^ many of whom were left in the 
hands of the enemy, was most deplorable. By the retreat of their 
own people, and the withdrawal of the enemy with practically no 
provisions for their care, they were almost literally abandoned to 
their fate. The experience of Corporal William Dunton, of Com- 
pany A, as narrated in the printed History of Fitzwilliam, is an 
illustration of what others must have suffered before rescued by a 
party sent out nearly a week later to bury the dead and bring in 
the wounded who were still alive : 

"He was struck by a ball on the right cheek, which passing 
through his mouth so as to break up the bone and teeth of the 
entire upper jaw, came out just below the left eye. Dunton fell 
and was left for dead when, shortly after, they were obliged to 
retreat. Being now a prisoner, he was stripped of nearly all his 
clothes and of almost everything he had, by the enemy, and left to 
die. Finding his mouth and throat fast filling up from the swelling 
of the mangled flesh, he succeeded in getting his knife from his 
pocket and deliberately cut away the torn flesh, and so cleared his 
mouth as far as possible. Hours passed, and so did nights and 
days. No relief came. He could not cry out, or even speak aloud, 
and could not have swallowed a morsel of food or a drop of water, 
if he had had either. For six days and nights he endured this 
agony, but on the seventh morning he was discovered by a party of 
our own men who were burying the dead. He was still alive, but 
so weak that the men despaired of his living till he could reach a 
hospital. He was at length placed in the hands of surgeons at 
Washington, D. C, five of whom decided no human skill could save 
him. Still, desiring to give him a chance for recovery, they dressed 
his wounds, inserted a tube in his throat, and finally succeeded in 
having him swallow a few drops of brandy, which revived him. 
Dunton was fed in this way for more than four weeks, and still 
lives, after more than twenty years [1888], to tell the story of his 
sufferings, and to remind all who meet him of the enormous cost 
involved in saving our country.'* 

Official reports, and history, have done full justice to the charge 
of Grover's brigade. General Heintzelman says in his report : 

** It was on this occasion that General Grover's brigade made 



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the most gallant and determined bayonet charge of the war. He 
broke two of the enemy's lines, but was finally repulsed by the 
overwhelming numbers in the enemy's third line. It was a hand- 
to-hand conflict, using the bayonet and the butt of the musket. In 
this fierce encounter, of 
not over twenty minutes' 
•duration, the Second New 
Hampshire, Colonel Mars- 
ton, suffered the most. 
The First, Eleventh and 
Sixteenth Massachusetts 
and Twenty- sixth Penn- 
sylvania were engaged." 

The following extract 
from General Milroy's 
official report is also in- 
teresting as showing how 
Grover's charge appeared 
from his standpoint : 

" Toward evening 
General Grover came up 
with his New England 
brigade. I saw him form- 
ing a line to attack the 
rebel stronghold in the 
same place I had been all 
day, and advised him to 
form his line more to the 
left, and charge bayonets 
on arriving at the railroad track, which his brigade executed with 
such telling effect as to drive the rebels in clouds before their 
bayonets. Meanwhile I had gathered the remnant of my brigade, 
ready to take advantage of any opportunity to assist him. I soon 
discovered a large number of rebels fleeing before the left flank of 
Grover's brigade. They passed over an open space some five 
hundred yards in width in front of my reserved regiment, which I 
ordered to fire on them, which they did, accelerating their speed 



William A. Hayward, Co. A. 

After serving a three months term in the Third 
Massachusetts, he went to Concord and enlisted as a 
recruit in the Second N. H,, being assigned to Co. A, 
in which was his brother, Allen B. He was wounded 
in the face by a buckshot, at Glendale, and met his 
fate at Bull Run, August 29, 1862, when he was hit 
in the right thigh by a musket ball, and had his left 
leg broken below the knee by a fragment of shell. He 
died on the field while the surgeons were amputating 
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and discomfiture so much that I ordered a charge. My regiment 
immediately dashed out of the woods we were in down across the 
meadows in front of us after the retreating foe, but before their 
arrival at the other side of the meadow the retreating column 

received a heavy support from 
the railroad below, and soon 
rallying, came surging back, 
driving before their immense 
columns Grover's brigade and 
my handful of men." 

That night Hooker's divis- 
ion slept upon the ground 
where Burnside's brigade had 
opened the battle of 1 86 1 ; the 
Second Regiment on almost 
the identical spot where it had 
formed its first battle line in 
face of the enemy. The fore- 
noon of the 30th passed rather 
quietly on Hooker's front. 
Jackson maintained his position 
of the previous day, and there 
was an occasional feint or little 
brush at various points. A 
movement of rebel troops in 
the vicinity of Groveton, early in the forenoon, led to a short-lived 
belief that the rebels were retreating. At two o'clock in the after- 
noon the battle was renewed in earnest upon the plateau to the 
south and west. Viewed from Hooker's position, the battle field 
lay in the form of an immense V, with arms a mile or more in 
length, and its point near Groveton. The northerly arm was the 
scene of the battle of the 29th, while the fighting of the 30th was 
mainly on the southerly line, from Groveton to the Henry Hill. 

Hooker's men were interested spectators of Longs treet's attack 
on McDowell's corps, nearly the whole of the battle line being 
visible. At four o'clock the battle had grown to tremendous 
proportions, and soon after this hour the order suddenly rang out 



Johnson N. Danforth, Co. B. 

Wounded at Bull Run, August 29, 1862, 
and died of wounds October 4, 1862. He was 
from Hopkinton. 



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for the division to " Fall in ! " There were indications of an 
advance on Hooker from a point near Groveton. A rebel battery 
opened fire, and some of Hooker's guns responded ; but when the 
division moved forward, the rebel force which had uncovered went 
quickly back to the cover of the woods. 

The excitement of this little flurry had hardly quieted down 
when an aide arrived with orders for the entire division to cross to 
the other hill immediately. Batteries were limbered up in a hurry, 
and the troops were off at the double-quick in the direction indi- 
cated. Moving from one point to another, Grover's brigade came 
into position several times, but did not become engaged; and it 
was a coincidence worth mentioning that the last line formed by 
the Second was on the Sudley road, in front of the Henry house, 
where Companies B and I had made the last stand the year before. 
In the movements of troops it was now plainly to be seen that the 
battle was lost ; and when Grover's brigade at last marched down 
the hill and turned into the Warrenton road, it came under a terrific 
fire from artillery which Longstreet had massed to sweep the valley. 
Everything on foot or on wheels was going to the rear on the run, 
when its turn came ; but there was no panic or rout. 

Grover's brigade forded Bull Run Creek a short distance above 
the stone bridge, through water waist deep, and before midnight 
was in camp at Centreville, where it remained until the afternoon 
of August I St. On that day Jackson attempted to gain a lodgment 
on Pope's line of communications, between Centreville and Fairfax 
Court House, and the battle of Chantilly ensued. Late in the 
afternoon Kearney's division, followed by Hooker's, was sent to 
support Stevens' division of the Ninth Corps, which had been 
attacked. The rebels were driven back, but both Stevens and 
Kearney were killed. 

The battle was fought in a cold, pouring rain. Grover's brigade, 
with pickets thrown to the front, was posted in line along the Cen- 
treville road, which was crowded with the trains pushing toward 
Washington. Cold and shivering, the men stood in line in the 
dense jungle of dripping bushes, while the battle raged upon the 
right. There was some comfort to be got out of the situation, in 
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fight, and urging the nervous teamsters to hurry on out of the way 
before the fight commenced right there. 

The fighting was kept up long after the darkness of night had 
come, but Grover's brigade did not become engaged. When the 
firing had died out, the brigade was moved to the right, near the 
scene of the fighting, where it spent a comfortless night, one-third 
of the men remaining under arms, while the rest " went to bed " in 
what the sense of feeling indicated was a flooded sweet potato field. 

Two days later, on the afternoon of September 3d, Heintzel- 
man*s corps arrived at Fort Lyon, near Alexandria, and became a 
part of General Banks* command, occupying the defences of 
Washington, while the army was engaged in the campaign which 
culminated at Antietam. 

Official Report of Captain Joab N. Patterson. 

Headquarters Second N. H. Vols., First Brig., Grover's Div., 

September 14, i8b2. 
Sir: In accordance with instructions I have to report the following as the proceedings of this 
regiment from the date of its arrival at Alexandria, Va., from the vicinity of Harrison's Land- 
ing, Va. : 

The regiment left Alexandria, Va., by railroad on Monday, August 25, 1862, and arrived at 
Warrenton Junction during the night; from thence went into camp about one mile from the 
point of debarkation. Subsequently we were engaged in marches and battling with the enemy 
until our arrival in the vicinity of Fort Lyon, Va., September 3, 1862. 

I have here to say that I possess no data from which to compile an adequate summary of the 
proceedings of the regiment from the date of its march from Alexandria, but know that Colonel 
Marston, now absent with leave at Washington, is possessed of the required information, and 
desires to make the report thereon. 

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

J. N. PATTERSON, 
Captain, Commanding Second New Hampshire Volunteers. 
Lieut. C. H. Lawrence, 

A cting A ssistant A djutant-General. 



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CHAPTER IX. 

SEPTEMBER 4, 1 86 2, TO FEBRUARY 25, 1 86 3. ON DUTY IN THE 

DEFENCES OF WASHINGTON THE DIVISION AGAIN MARCHES TO THE 

FRONT ^THE SECOND ON CENTREVILLE HEIGHTS REJOINS THE 

ARMY BEFORE FREDERICKSBURG BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG 

THE SECOND GUARDS PONTOON BRIDGES A DAY OF SKIRMISHING 

DAVE. STEELE ON SNAKES SERGEANT VICKERY PAYS FOR HIS FUN 

INCIDENTS OF A TRUCE ARMY RETIRES ACROSS THE RAPPAHAN- 
NOCK THE "MUD march" RECONNOISSANCE TO UNITED STATES 

FORD. 




OON after arriving at Alexandria both Hooker 
and Grover were assigned to more important 
commands, Sickles succeeding Hooker in com- 
mand of the division. After remaining a few 
days near Fort Lyon, the First Brigade moved 
over to near Fairfax Seminary, going into 
camp to the rear of Fort Ward. Work enough 
was found to keep the men out of mischief. 
A strong picket was maintained, about two 
miles out, and large details were made almost 
every day for work on the fortifications. The brigade built a line 
of rifle pits between Forts Ward and Worth, and picket and fatigue 
duties combined became so excessive as to cause much dissatisfac- 
tion among the men; especially as much of the work in both 
directions was more a matter of furbelows than of utility. A picket 
tour generally meant an absence from camp from morning until 
well into the night of the next day, often in a cold fall rain storm, 
and with a prohibition against fires more exacting than was the rule 
in face of the enemy. And the men did not take kindly to the 
work of trimming the forts — adding a few inches here, and shaving 
off a few inches there, to please the critical eye and fancy of the 
engineer officer who rode over from Washington in a carriage to 
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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



This discontent made it easy for a number of the Second to 
transfer their allegiance to the regular cavalry under a recent order 
permitting men in the volunteer service to serve out their terms in 
the regular cavalry or artillery. Colonel Marston was terribly exer- 
cised, one late October morning, on learning that a squad of the 
best men of Company I — some of the original members — after a 
forty hours' picket turn in the rain and without fires, had gone 
down to Alexandria and enlisted into the Second U. S. Cavalry ; 
and when, the next day, they packed their knapsacks and marched 
off, he sent a sergeant's squad to bring them back. It was of no 
use, however. The squad were ordered away from the rendezvous 

by Colonel Starr, the officer in 
charge, in a very peremptory man- 
ner. The Second lost nearly thirty 
men, whom it could illy spare, by 
this crusade. 

But so far as the quartermas- 
master's department could provide, 
the troops were made very com- 
fortable. September 19th, the men 
received their knapsacks, which had 
been placed on barges at Harrison's 
Landing. Soon after, Sibley tents, 
with stoves and fuel, were supplied, 
and there was food, clothing and 
blankets in abundance. 

Still it was with unalloyed 
pleasure that, on the first day of 
November, the division broke camp 
and again set its face toward the 
foe. That day the First Brigade 
marched eight or nine miles in the direction of Fairfax Court 
House, and the next day to within three miles of Manassas Junc- 
tion, camping by the side of Bull Run Creek. On the 3d, the 
larger part of Sickles' division was assembled at the Junction, and 
was at once distributed to cover the Orange and Alexandria 
Railroad as far as Warrenton Junction, relieving the various 
detachments of Sigel's corps. 



Jonas Forristall, Co. A. 

Died of disease, at Fairfax Sem'y Gen'l 
Hospital, October 26, 1862. He was from 
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November 5 th, the Second Regiment was sent to occupy 
Centreville Heights, relieving the One Hundred and Twentieth 
New York, a new regiment of the Second Brigade. A very strong 
defensive position was taken up, on an area inclosed by three of the 
old rebel redoubts, in each of 
which a section of artillery 
was posted, after a few days. 
The log barracks occupied by 
the rebels the previous winter 
were a mine of wealth, afford- 
ing an abundance of well 
seasoned firewood ready to 
hand, and from which were 
quarried boards enough to 
erect a veritable " Slab City " 
on the hill. The busy men of 
the Second knocked this 
together in a few days ; and 
although not quite up to the 
highest architectural stand- 
ard, yet comfort and content 
found an abiding place 
therein. Every shanty was 
fitted with a stone fireplace 
and chimney, often topped out with a few courses of brick ; and 
one householder in that city — then a boy, but now a gray-haired 
man — in retrospective mood often snuggles again with his partner 
(long since dead) in their little six-by-seven castle, with its deep 
four-foot fireplace heaped with blazing logs. 

November 9th, the regiment sent six companies as guard for a 
wagon train going out to McClellan, who were absent three days. 

The first snow storm of the season came on the 7 th — a veritable 
blizzard, with very low temperature. But fine weather followed, 
and some of the men made trips to the Bull Run battle field. 
One of these parties brought in the sword scabbard of Lieutenant 
Moore, which they had picked up near the spot where he fell. 
Time passed very pleasantly, on the whole, until the i8th, when 



Edward I. Mitchell, Musician, Co. D. 

The above picture is from a wartime portrait. 
He now holds a responsible position in the Gen'l 
Office of the I. C. R. R., at Chicago. 



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camp was broken, the division having been ordered to rejoin the 

army, then on the line of the Rappahannock and under command 

of Burnside, who had recently superseded McClellan. 

The Second was relieved by one of Sigel's regiments, which was. 

ready to march into the shanties as soon as the men who built them 

marched out into the rain. 

Some crossgrained fellows 

swore that although they had 

spent a good part of their 

time digging trenches for 

others to fight behind, they 'd 

be blanketyblanked if they 'd 

build barracks for the rear 

guard to live in. The result 

was a miniature Moscow when 

the Second evacuated the 

position. The swearing would 

have been appalling to the: 

well brought up and sensitive 

New Hampshire boys, if so 
John Kenney, Co. G. i r -. i j ^ i_ 

much of It had not been m 

Resides in Milford. [See page 85.] ., 1 

Strange tongues ; but if those 
fellows were really in earnest about wanting shanties, there was no- 
known objection to their building some, as the Second had done. 

It rained continuously for several days, with attendant discom- 
forts and difficulties of moving. The second day's march brought 
the brigade to Wolf Run Shoals, a ford of Occoquan Creek, not far 
from its entrance into the Potomac. The entire division remained 
in camp at and near this point until the morning of November 
25th, when it marched to Dumfries; 26th, marched to Acquia 
Creek; 27th, to Potomac Creek; 28th, joined the army in front of 
Fredericksburg. 

Under Burnside, the army was organized into three " Grand 
Divisions" — the Right, Left, and Centre, commanded by Sumner, 
Franklin, and Hooker, respectively. The Centre Grand Division 
comprised the Third and Fifth Corps. General George Stoneman 
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added a third division under General Whipple. Grover*s old 
brigade was strengthened by the addition of the Eleventh New 
Jersey, and received General Joseph B. Carr as its commander. 

For a fortnight the Second Regiment lay inactive in its camp 
about two miles below Falmouth. Although the weather was, just 
then, bitter cold, and snow and rain frequent, it was well under- 
stood the army would not go into winter quarters until it had once 
more tried conclusions with the enemy. From the steep bluffs 
upon the Falmouth side of the river (known as Stafford Heights) 
the army could look over into the city of Fredericksburg, and sight- 
seers gathered daily to watch the rebels in the town and on the 
fields and hills beyond. 

On the 1 1 th of December was commenced the battle of Fred- 
ericksburg. The Second was out at early dawn, and moved with 
the division toward Falmouth, to a position where it remained, 
awaiting developements, through that day and the following night. 
The Union artillery, posted on the flats along the river, kept up a 
tremendous fire, the reverberations from height to height making 
a din that was truly infernal. Under its cover attempts were made 
to lay the pontoon bridges \ but, time and again, the workmen were 
driven from their labors by rebel sharpshooters concealed in the 
houses near the river bank. These obstinately held their ground, 
until a forlorn hope of brave men ferried themselves across the 
river in some of the pontoon floats, and cleared the right bank of 
the waspish riflemen, when the bridges were completed and a 
sufficient force crossed to render them secure. 

During the forenoon of December 12 th the long columns of the 
Right and Left Grand Divisions were crossing in a seemingly 
endless procession — Sumner into the city, and Franklin a mile and 
a half below. The Centre Grand Division was, most of it, held in 
reserve on the Falmouth side. The Third Corps was massed near 
the head of Sumner's bridges, ready to cross to his assistance should 
occasion require. Whipple's division did cross into the city ; but 
the First and Second Divisions moved down the river to a position 
near Franklin's crossing ; and during the night four regiments from 
Carr's brigade (including the Second) were sent to guard Frank- 
lin's two bridges — the Second being posted at the Fredericksburg 
10 



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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Charles F. Holt, Co. G. The Soldier of '61. 

to the extensive plain beyond the 
river a partial view was obtained 
of the desperate fighting of the 
13 th. A mile or more to the 
right, above the orchard trees 
and the buildings of the city, the 
crest of Marye's Heights was in 
plain view, ablaze with the mus- 
ketry and artillery fire which was 
scourging Sumner's columns, on 
the plain below. 

To the left, Franklin sent 
forward Meade's division, sup- 
ported by Gibbon's, which, after 
a considerable success, were at 
last driven back upon Birney's 
and Sickles' divisions of the 
Third Corps, which meantime 



end of the upper one, 
where it remained on duty 
through the entire day of 
the 13 th. No person, ex- 
cept he was wounded or 
had a pass from a general 
officer, was permitted to 
pass to the Falmouth side ; 
but the skulkers and 
skedaddlers taxed human 
ingenuity with their devices 
for getting to the rear. It 
was a unique experience 
for the Second,- whose 
training had taught them 
more of the ways of the 
battle line than of the 
rear. 

By climbing the bank 



Charles F. Holt. The Boniface of '95. 
Proprietor of the Lake House, at Antrim. 



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had crossed the river to their support. In this affair a considerable 
number of rebels were made prisoners, including one North Caro- 
lina regiment almost entire. They were sent back under guard of 
a detachment of Rush's Lancers, and corralled for a time under the 
river bank, near the bridges. The Second men were much amused 
by the unsuccessful efforts of the lieutenant-colonel — the maddest 
man, just then, in either army — to ferret out the conscienceless 
traitor who shouted, " Do n't fire, they are our own men ! " when 
the Yankees ran over his men in the 
brush. 

At midnight of the 13 th the 
Second and the Eleventh Massachu- 
setts were relieved at the bridges by 
the Second New York, and marching 
up to the front, joined the First and 
Twenty-sixth — the only regiments of 
the brigade then up. The position 
was in a corn field, which had been 
trampled and cut up until the mud 
was ankle deep, and those who were 
fastidious about going to bed in 
such quarters whiled away the rest 
of the night in conversation with the 
men in the first line, a proportion 
of whom were under arms. The 
two regiments, although not actively 
engaged during the day, had lost 
twenty or twenty-five men each from 
rebel sharpshooters. The rebel camp fires gleamed along the low 
hills to the front; and an occasional bullet, whistling over the 
brigade and striking in the fields far to the rear, showed the prox- 
imity of the rebel pickets. 

As the morning gradually broke the firing of the pickets became 
brisker. The inability of the Twenty-sixth men on the outposts to 
keep down the rebel fire was soon woefully apparent. There was 
no cover, all the troops in this part of the field being upon an open 
plain, where the rebels could count them, if they cared to, man by 



A Wounded "Coffee Cooler." 

At Bull Run, Au^st29, Charles F. 
Holt, whose portraits appear on the 
opposite page, received a musket ball 
in the face, tearing away a good part 
of the upper jaw, with six teeth at- 
tached, and at the same moment the 
faithful servant hanging by his side 
was disabled in the manner shown in 
above picture. 



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man. The great slugs fired from the long-range Mississippi rifles 
were bad enough and plenty enough ; but when, as the mists lifted, 
a battery back on the hills began to shell the brigade, General Carr 
seemed to lose all patience. He did what the Second's brigade 
commanders had a habit of doing — put the Second to work to keep 
the enemy down. Riding over to the regiment, he directed Colonel 

Marston to " send out twenty 
or thirty riflemen to stop that 
battery." Company B was 
at once sent forward to that 
duty. Deploying as skirmish- 
ers, they advanced rapidly, 
and soon their Sharp's rifles 
were heard barking on the 
picket line. In a very few 
minutes the rebel gunners 
had got all they wanted of it, 
and fled from their pieces, 
which were not manned 
again during the day. 

Attention was then paid 
to the rebel pickets, and the 
skirmish was kept up until 
near night, the Second keep- 
ing out one company at a 
time, relieving as fast as 
ammunition was exhausted. 
The advanced position, when 
once reached, afforded many advantages for cover. A plantation 
road ran, diagonally, into the rebel lines, with a ditch, an embank- 
ment and a post-and-rail fence along the side toward the rebels. 
There were two or three piles of lumber in the vicinity, two great 
plantation gate posts flanking the road, and a burnt chimney a little 
in advance. 

Each company, as it went forward, was deployed as skirmishers, 
the men, as soon as the enemy's fire was felt, throwing themselves 
upon the ground and creeping to position. The crawling movement 



Quartermaster John S. Godfrey. 

The original Quartermaster of the Second. 
He was appointed Captain and A. Q. M. Oct. 
31,1861; under Burnside, was Chief Quarter- 
master of the Centre Grand Division; and was 
brevetted Major and Lieutenant-Colonel. He 
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was too much for Dave. Steele. When he led Company G out, 
everything was harmonious until they shifted from the perpendicu- 
lar to a horizontal. " Say, boys,*' he roared in a voice which could 
havel^been heard far within 
the rebel lines, "are you 
going to crawl out there on 
your bellies like a mess of 
d — d snakes? Attention^ 
Company G /^^ Every man 
was on his feet. ^* For- 
ward, double quick I ^^ and 
there was a race for the 
front, where every man 
arrived in safety. 

The casualties of the 
regiment during the day 
were remarkably few, being 
officially reported as only 
five wounded. Including 
the slightly wounded, how- 
ever — men who stuck right 
to their business and made 
no fuss about it — nearly a 
dozen men were hit. Two 
of Company B's men died 
of their wounds : William 
E. Morse on the 17 th, and 
Daniel S. Martin one day 
later. Sergeant Charles Vickery, of Company I, was wounded 
under exceptional circumstances. His position as " left general 
guide" would have excused him from the fight when the whole 
regiment was not engaged ; but when he saw his company deploy- 
ing he decided to take his share of the fun, and followed it out. 
Taking shelter behind a pile of lumber, he was taking a preliminary 
peep at the front, when a rifleman's bullet struck his "eagle plate," 
crumpling it up like a piece of paper, and deflecting the bullet into 
Vickery's neck. 



Capt. David Steele, Co. G. 

The original First Sergeant of Co. G. Big, 
>rawny, large hearted, and of dauntless courage. 
He was among the pioneers in California, and a 



brawny, large hearted, and of dauntless courage. 
He was among the pioneers in California, and a 
fillibuster with Walker in Nicaragua. It was 



just like him, after serving a term with distinc- 
tion in the Second and rising to the rank of cap- 
tain, to enlist and serve as a private in the 
Eighteenth N. H. After the war he went back 
to California, and died at Colusa County Hospi- 
tal, October 8, 1890. 



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About four o'clock in the afternoon a rebel officer came out 
with a white flag, and the firing ceased immediately. A truce had 
been arranged by Franklin, upon the left, for the purpose of remov- 
ing the wounded and burying the dead left by Meade the previous 
day; but though his skirmishers had been shouting themselves 
hoarse to " Cease firing on the right ! " the Second men industri- 
ously pegged away until the flag showed up. 

At once the men on both sides straightened up out of their 
holes, laid down their arms, and mingled together between the lines 
in the most fraternal manner. There was an exchange of courtesies, 
and notes were compared as to the results of the firing. A rebel 
colonel had had a close call from, and conceived a great admiration 
for, the man behind the burnt chimney, and wanted to meet him. 
The captain of the battery frankly acknowledged that he had been 
roughly handled in the morning by that company of sharpshooters, 
and wanted to know who they were. When told they were from 
New Hampshire, he said one of his men killed in the affair was 
from that State. There was no end of sharp but good-natured 
chaffing, and before the two lines separated again, having got 
acquainted and mutually found out what good fellows the other side 
were, come to know them, it was agreed that there should be no 
more picket shooting; a compact which was religiously kept by 
both parties on that part of the lines. 

Sunday and Monday, the 14th and 15 th, the troops remained in 
position upon the plain, and Monday night the army was withdrawn 
across the river, in perfect order, and leaving no material for the 
enemy. The night was favorable for the movement, being rainy 
and dark and with a high wind blowing, which drowned the noise 
of rumbling wheels and tramping feet, and the first intimation the 
rebels had of the retreat was when the morning sun revealed to 
them the unoccupied plains ' on their front and the long blue lines 
disappearing over the Stafford Hills. 

On the 3d of January the Second, with the rest of the brigade, 
went into winter quarters about a mile east of the Fitzhugh house, 
at which, later. General Sickles established his headquarters. The 
monotony of January was relieved by participation in Burnside's 
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about two miles in the 
direction of Falmouth, but 
after shivering for hours in 
the cold rain, the troops, 
at nine o'clock in the even- 
ing, were marched back to 
their camps and re-habili- 
tated the dismantled quar- 
ters for a few hours of rest. 
The following morning they 
were off again, and by 
night were near Banks 
Ford,aboveFredericksburg, 
about six miles from the 
starting point. It rained 
incessantly, and the entire 
country was a quagmire. 
The infantry, by scattering 
and picking routes, were 
able to get along after a 
fashion, but everything on 
wheels was inextricably 
bogged and mired. Light 
field pieces, with a dozen horses attached, were stuck fast in the 
mud, and the unwieldy wagons of the pontoon train were immovably 
anchored, here and there. Burnside had lost his opportunity to 
cross the river by a surprise. On the 2 2d details from the division 
were busy corduroying roads, and on the 23d the troops returned 
to camp. The sun, which had been hidden from sight for 4ays, 
shone warm and clear as soon as the retrogade movement began. 

February 5 th, the division marched to Hartwood Church to 
guard the fords near there, while a force of cavalry advanced to 
Rappahannock Station and destroyed a bridge which the rebels had 
recently constructed. The First Brigade and a battery were posted 
near Richards and United States Fords, and upon the return of the 
cavalry, on the 7 th, the division marched back to camp. 



Surgeon James M. Merrow. 

He was from Rollinsford, and the original Assistant- 
Surgeon; appointed Surgeon to succeed Dr. Hubbard, 
and was mustered out with the old men, June 21, 1864. 
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CHAPTER X. 

FEBRUARY 26 TO JULY I, 1 863. SECOND REGIMENT ORDERED TO NEW 

HAMPSHIRE "SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. I3 " THE JOURNEY HOME 

OVATIONS IN BOSTON AND MANCHESTER GALA DAY RECEPTION IN 

CONCORD THE SEVENTEENTH INCORPORATED WITH THE SECOND 

RETURN TO WASHINGTON IN CAMP ON EAST CAPITOL HILL REJOIN 

THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC A NIGHT STAMPEDE ^THE TOW PATH 

MARCH DIARY ACCOUNT OF THE MARCH TO GETTYSBURG. 

OR two weeks after its return from Hartwood 
Church the Second performed the customary 
routine of duty in a winter camp. Important 
changes were made in the high commands of 
the army. Hooker replaced Burnside, and 
Sickles succeeded Stoneman in command of 
the Third Corps. Berry took command of the 
division. But a change was impending which 
concerned the Second more vitally than any 
of these. 

For months rumors had been flying that 
the Second Regiment was to be ordered to 
New Hampshire, until the men had entirely 
lost faith, and treated each new story as sim- 
ply a camp canard. It transpired in time, 
however, that the reports were well founded. 
The movement had been discussed in inner circles in New Hamp- 
shire, although no efforts appear to have been made to bring the 
matter to a head until after Hooker's appointment to the command 
of the army. Then (as he once related it to the writer) Colonel 
Marston went to see the Secretary of War; but Stanton said 
Hooker had just been appointed to the command, and the War 
Department would not feel justified in taking the regiment from 
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consent. "I do not want to lose that regiment," said Hooker, "but 
if the President should order it I would, of course, send the whole 
army away." Marston went to see the President. In the waiting 
room of the executive mansion he encountered General Hooker, 
and was fearful he was in for it then, sure enough. But when 
Hooker came out from his interview with Lincoln, he said to 
Marston, " I will issue the order." It was evident Hooker had 
attended to the matter himself, and in a manner to please Marston, 
who accordingly retired without troubling the President. 

There was but the thinnest concealment of the fact that political 
considerations were at the bottom of the transfer. A sharply 
contested political campaign was on in New Hampshire, the loss of 
which by the supporters of the administration, would have been 
considered almost as serious a disaster as the loss of a battle in the 
field. The arrival in New Hampshire of the Second Regiment — 
almost solidly Republican — was, in fact, the turning point of the 
campaign. 

On Wednesday, February 25 th, the regiment was directed to 
be ready for a movement on the morrow, orders having been issued 
for it to report to General Wool, commanding the Department of 
the East. It is not necessary to read between the lines of the 
following Special Orders, to catch the spirit of the hour : 

Headquarters Third Army Corps,' 

2Sth February, 1863. 
Special Orders, ) 
No. 13. ! 

The General commanding cannot sever, even temporarily, his relations with the Second New 
Hampshire Volunteers, without expressing his regret that this gallant regiment no longer 
belongs to his command. Entering the service at the beginning of the war, this regiment has 
participated with distinction in the combats which have made the campaigns of this army 
illustrious. Unchallenged in loyalty as in valor, the devotion of the Second New Hampshire to 
our sacred cause is today as unyielding as when the fall of Sumter inflamed the Union. Sol- 
diers! your patriotic State will soon fill up your ranks. You will be greeted at home with 
affectionate welcome by those who appreciate your worth and share your unselfish love of 
country. You will, perhaps, encounter not a few who find everything to deplore in the means 
employed to suppress this rebellion, and nothing to commend, except their own exertions to 
confer authority upon those who apologize for treason, and sue for peace with the traitors who 
spurn them. You have offered your own lives for the Union. You have buried many brave 
comrades on the bloody fields of the rebellion. Yon will know how to repel the approach of 
renegades who would betray the cause for which your flag has been proudly borne in battle. 
To your commanding officer. Colonel Oilman Marston — twice wounded at the head of his regi- 
ment, distinguished for gallantry in the field and for signal ability in the national councils — I 
desire to acknowledge my obligations for his able and zealous co-operation as an officer of this 
command. 



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Your comrades of those heroic Divisions which are forever inseparable from the names of 
Hooker and Kearney, will always cherish their recollection of the glorious service in which you 
have been associated ; nor will they cease to look with solicitude to the day, which all hope will 
not be distant, when you will return to the Third Army Corps with renovated ranks and undi- 
minished ardor, eager to share with us the honors of new and eventful campaigns. 

By command of 

D. E. Sickles, Brigadier-General. 
[Signed] O. H. Hart, A. A. General. 

Official: H. D. F. Young, Capt. and Aide-de-Camp. 

February 26. The regiment marched to Stoneman's Switch; 
thence by a very slow, but sure, private train (mostly flat cars) to 
Belle Plain, the railroad terminus on the Potomac. In an immense 
pile of express matter stacked up on the wharf some of the men 
found boxes sent them from home, which had been held up there 
for weeks from the inability of the express agent to procure trans- 
portation to the front. In spite of the agent's protests against such 
informal proceedings, several men marched on board the steamer 
" Sylvan Grove " with their belated boxes on their shoulders. 

Feb. 27. Disembarked at Washington, and marched to the 
depot barracks, or " Soldiers' Rest." 

Feb. 28. Mustered for pay, and in the afternoon took cars for 
Baltimore. 

March i. Arrived at Philadelphia in the morning, and had 
dinner at the Soldiers' Refreshment Saloon. Arrived in New York 
in the afternoon, and were quartered at the Park Barracks, near the 
City Hall. 

March 2. The men were engaged in "seeing the sights ;" some 
of them so industriously that they missed the steamer " C. Vander- 
bilt," on which the regiment embarked in the afternoon. 

The next morning (March 3) the boat was at the pier in Provi- 
dence. "Hurrah for old New England!" The Sons of New 
Hampshire in Boston duplicated their former reception, and in 
historic old Faneuil Hall the men sat down — or rather, stood up — 
to a feast which furnished a strange contrast to their accustomed 
bill of fare. 

But when the regiment arrived in its own state, then the deluge. 
At nine o'clock in the evening the train bearing the regiment 
rolled into the depot at Manchester. A tumultuous, swaying crowd 
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heard the roar of an artillery salute. They formed in column, and 
under an imposing escort of local dignitaries and organizations the 
Second's triumphal march began. The culmination was at Smyth's 
Hall, in the body of which, upon long tables, was spread the most 
tempting collation Manchester wealth and hospitality could supply, 
with a swarm of Manches- 
ter's fairest daughters as 
table attendants. But the 
main point of attraction for 
the soldiers was the gallery, 
packed with ladies, most of 
whom had been waiting 
there for many long, weary 
hours — the friends, mothers, 
and sisters of the men ; and 
sweetest of all, the happy 
face of "the girl I left behind 
me." But amid all the 
joyousness there were some 
whose eyes were swimming 
with tears as they joined in 
the greetings to those who 
had been comrades of their 
own loved ones who would 
never come back. The 
venerable Mayor of the city, 
Theodore T. Abbott, wel- 
comed the regiment in a 
feeling and appropriate 
speech, which was responded to by Lieutenant-Colonel Bailey. 
After "rations," Hon. Frederick Smyth was introduced as toast- 
master, and short speeches by members of the regiment and by 
citizens filled the time until a late hour. 

The next day was a gala day in Concord, and the reception was 
upon a magnificent scale, consisting of a grand procession, dinner 
at the hotels, and speeches of welcome. General Wool was there 
to give eclat to the occasion. The headquarters of the regiment 



Capt. Harrison De F. Young, Co. F. 

Entered the service as Second Lieutenant of Co. 
F; promoted to First Lieutenant and Captain. He 
was for a long time on staff duty as ordnance officer 
of the Second Division, Third Corps, and also of the 
corps. Resides in Lancaster. 



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123 5 78 

4 6 

In Company G Street at Budd's Ferry. A Group of " Peterborough Boys." 

From a Tintype in the possession of Elmer J. Star key. 

I — GiLMAN T. Gould. Appointed corporal June 20, 1863; sergeant, Sept. i, 1863; re-enlisted; 
wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864; appointed first sergeant July i, 1864; first lieutenant 
Co. F, Feb. 5, 1865. Died at Chelsea, Mass., March 15, 1876. 

2 — Albert J. Farnsworth. Promoted corporal Oct. i, 1862; sergeant, Sept. i, 1863. 

3 — ^JoHN Reagan. Bom in England. A corporal. Captured at White Oak Swamp, June 30, 
1862; paroled Sept. 13, 1862. Has been an inmate of the National Home at Togus, Maine. 
Last known address. Fall River, Mass. 

4 — James E. Saunders. [See portrait and sketch elsewhere.] 

5 — Alexander Lyle. The bonnie Scotch lad, killed at Williamsburg. [See page 73.] 

6 — Elmer J. Starkey. Original second corporal. Wounded at Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862, and 
discharged on account of wounds Jan. 24, 1863. Present P. O. address, Chesham. Starkey 
was a member of a detachment which, after the rebel evacuation, was sent across from 
Budd's Ferry on the little steamer " Stepping Stones." They had just set fire to some fish 
houses which had been used by the rebels for storehouses, when rebel cavalry dashed in and 
drove the party on board the boat. In the rush one man (now remembered as being named 
Currier) was left behind. To escape capture he finally took to the water, and performed the 
astonishing feat of swimming the river to the Maryland shore, 

7 — Daniel W. Gould. Wounded at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, and discharged on account of 
wounds Nov. 28, 1862. Now resides in Chelsea, Mass. 

8 — ^JoHN J. Moore. Promoted corporal Sept. i, 1862. [See portrait later.] 



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were established at Concord, where seven companies were stationed 
in camp at the fair grounds on the east side of the river. Compa- 
nies D, E and K were stationed at Fort Constitution. There was 
a general granting of furloughs to the men, but this was largely a 
mere matter of form, as they were permitted to go and come about 
as they pleased, regardless of furloughs. As then constituted, the 
Second Regiment had but little of the stuff from which deserters 
are made. Many of the men visited Canada, the harbor of refuge 
for sneaks and runaways ; but on the summons to assemble, pre- 
paratory to returning to the seat of war, hastened back, once more 
to take their places in the ranks. 

Following the promotion of Colonel Marston to Brigadier- 
General, Lieutenant-Colonel Bailey, Major Carr and Captain Sayles 
were at this time promoted to fill consequent vacancies. 

A number of volunteer recruits were received by the regiment 
during its stay in New Hampshire, but the main addition to its 
strength came from the Seventeenth Regiment, which had been in 
course of organization at Concord. The officers of the Seventeenth 
were discharged, and the privates, under a nine months' enlistment, 
incorporated into the ranks of the Second. This arrangement was 
not entirely to the liking of the men of the Seventeenth. In fact, 
they placarded their camp with the motto, " The Seventeenth or 
nothing ! " which gave the Second men the opportunity to observe 
that there was n't much choice. They were, however, a fine body 
of men, and fought like veterans at Gettysburg. The number 
transferred was ninety-four ; of whom seven were killed or died of 
wounds, five died of disease, five deserted, eleven were discharged 
for disability, and sixty- six discharged by expiration of term of 
service. 

Monday, May 25 th, the regiment, having been assembled at 
Concord, started again for the front ; by rail to AUyn's Point, where 
it took the old freight steamer " City of Norwich," for New York. 

May 26. Arrived at Jersey City at seven this morning, and 
took cars for Philadelphia, where we had dinner at the Soldiers' 
Refreshment Saloon. Arrived in Baltimore about midnight, where 
supper was furnished by the Union Aid Association. 

May 27. Arrived in Washington this morning, and were 
quartered at the Soldiers' Rest. 



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May 28. The regi- 
ment, under orders, 
started for Camp Chase, 
on Arlington Heights, 
but before reaching 
Long Bridge the desti- 
nation was changed to 
Capitol Hill. Pitched 
A tents in a level field 
about one mile east of 
the capitol. Not a tree 
or bush for shelter. 

May 29. Began to 
drill two hours daily. 
General Martindale, in 
command of the defen- 
ces of Washington, paid 
the camp a visit. 

May 31. Regiment 
was inspected, in the 
forenoon, by an officer 
of General Casey's staff. 
As it was very hot and 
dusty, he went through 
with his business as rapidly as possible, very much to the satisfaction 
of the men. The quartermaster was directed to draw straw enough 
to bed the tents. Two of the boys who saw "Old Gil." in the city 
yesterday asked him what was to be done with us, and he said that 
within eight days we would be with our old division in the Army of 
the Potomac. 

June I. The Second Brigade of the Pennsylvania Reserve 
Corps crossed the river this evening, and the Second and Four- 
teenth New Hampshire and Thirty-fourth Massachusetts are the 
only regiments now remaining on this side. 

June 2. The boys have been having fun over a February mail 
which was sent up and distributed to the regiment today. It has 
been lying in Washington ever since the regiment went home. 



Abbott A. Forbush, Co. G. 



He is now 



Enlisted from Peterborough, his native town, 
a member of the New Hampshire colony in Washington 
D. C. 



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June 3. Qen. Mars ton 
visited camp, and the boys 
gave him the best they 
had, including unlimited 
cheers and a grand sere- 
nade by six pieces of the 
band — all that could be 
mustered. 

June 6. The musicians 
(drummers and fifers) got 
into a snarl at dress par- 
ade, and then made a big 
jabber over it. As a 
reward-of-merit they were 
perched on barrels in front 
of camp, and for one hour 
entertained a delighted 
audience with a concert 
of "choice selections.'' 

June 7. Inspection of 
arms in the forenoon. A 
city missionary, with two 
ladies, held religious ser- 
vice in camp, and supplied 
the men with hymn books and tracts, 
arrived from New Hampshire. 

June 8. The colonel, major and adjutant set their horses loose 
to graze about camp, and the animals are now put down as desert- 
ers. Forty rounds of cartridges per man were distributed this 
morning. The balls are called " musket shells " — an explosive 
bullet — and woe to the Johnny that stops one ! 

June 9. A Dutchman is in the guard house for thrashing a boy 
he accused of stealing his horse. The paymaster showed up, and 
left two months' pay with the men — to May i . 

June 1 1 . The regiment broke camp this forenoon, and started 
to rejoin the Army of the Potomac — to Acquia Creek on steamer 
"Hugh Jenkins," thence by rail to Stoneman's Station, where it 



Corpl. Adoniram J. Sawyer, Co. H. 

Enlisted from Hopkmton, and was wounded at Wil- 
liamsburg. Now lives in Newton, where he is in the 
retail boot and shoe trade, also member of the insur- 
ance firm of Sawyer & Heath. Has served the town 
as representative in 1887-8; selectman in 1893-4; and 
moderator several years. Was postmaster under Pres- 
ident Harrison. 



About a dozen belated men 



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arrived about dark and went into bivouac for the night. The 
surrounding country presents a scene of utter desolation, the army 
having broken camp and moved off in the direction of Warrenton. 

June 12. The Second were off about sunrise, and marched to 
Hartwood Church, about ten miles, reaching there at noon. The 
rest of the Third Corps left here yesterday, and is somewhere on 
ahead. Notwithstanding last night's rain, the roads were very 
dusty, and the march fatiguing. We ran across a number of the 
old brigade boys, who were mighty glad to see the Second again. 

June 13. At half-past four this morning we fell into column 
with the Excelsior brigade, which came up from guarding one of 
the Rappahannock fords, and marched with them to join the rest 
of the division at Rappahannock Station — about twenty- five miles. 

Regimental orders against 
straggling were read in the 
morning — a rather queer docu- 
ment, to the effect that if more 
than three men were absent 
from any company, its officers 
would be subject to court mar- 
tial. But many could not keep 
up, especially the Seventeenth 
men, as the march was very 
severe. The Second is hard up 
for grub, and anxiously looking 
for the supply train. We find 
we are not to join our old brig- 
ade, but are assigned to the 
Third Brigade of the same 
division, consisting of the Fifth 
to Eighth New Jersey and One 
Hundred and Fifteenth Pennsyl- 
vania. 

June 14. Three regiments of the brigade were on picket 
through the day. The division was under orders to be ready to 
march at a moment's notice, and got away at about a quarter to ten 
in the evening. 



Lieut. William Montgomery, Co. H. 

Severely wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 
1863, while first sergeant of Company H, and 
promoted to second lieutenant. He resides at 
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This night march from Rappahannock Station to Warrenton 
Junction is memorable for one of the most ridiculous stampedes on 
record, when the bulk of Joe. Hooker's old fighting division was 
routed by one runaway team. The troops marched upon the 
railroad, while the wagons and 
artillery followed the turnpike, ] 
which in its general course 
was parallel with the railroad, 
crossing and re-crossing it at 
various points. At one of 
these crossings a team got into 
a flurry and bolted into the 
column not far from the head 
of the Second Regiment. The 
men in the immediate vicinity 
at once gave it the right of 
way, and the bolt swept in 
both directions like the tumble 
of a row of bricks. The plod- 
ding men could hear the 
coming storm from afar off, 
and when, peering through 
the gloom, they saw every- 
body stampeding for the bush, 
they no longer stood upon the 
order of their own going, but went. The average momentary 
impression probably was that the rebels had set a car running wild 
down the track to break up the procession. Officers, from mere 
force of habit, shouted " Halt ! halt ! " at the top of their voices, at 
the same time their legs were carrying them along as fast as any 
of the men. The ditches were filled with sprawling men, while 
those who escaped that trap met their fate on stumps and other 
obstructions to rapid travel in the dark. The panic subsided as 
rapidly as it arose, and after a short time spent in gathering and 
sorting the debris and taking a general account of stock, the column 
was again pushing on for Warrenton. 

June 15. Reached Warrenton Junction at seven o'clock this 
II 



Sergt. Lorenzo P. Adiey, Co. F. 

Was from Milan. Promoted to first lieutenant 
Twenty-second U. S. C. T,, February 15, 1864^ 
He was killed in a railroad accident at Ottumwa, 
Iowa, October 12, 1878. 



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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



morning, where we rested until two o'clock in the afternoon, when 

the march was resumed to Manassas Junction, where we arrived 

about midnight. The heat 
was awful, the dust suffo- 
cating, and many men were 
sunstruck. Most of the 
Seventeenth men gave out 
on this afternoon's march. 

June 1 6. Drew three 
days' rations, to last until 
Friday night, the 19th. At 
midnight the Second and 
the One Hundred and Fif- 
teenth Pennsylvania went 
on picket about two miles 
out on the Centreville road. 
June 17. The Second 
came off picket at nine this 
morning and marched to 
Blackburn's Ford to await 
the arrival of the rest of 
the corps. The Fifth Corps 
passed us there, and in the 
afternoon we went on, 
camping about a mile be- 
yond Centreville, on the 

Warrenton pike. Colonel Bailey had a fine horse presented to him 

by the officers of the regiment. 

June 18. One of the New England Cavalry was in camp today, 

who said the regiment was badly smashed yesterday, and many of 

its men captured. At night a very strong picket guard was detailed 

from the division. 

June 19. The division marched to Gum Springs, about eleven 

miles on the Leesburg road. 

June 20. Lay all day at Gum Springs. Two days' rations 

issued. Reports that the corps is surrounded by the enemy ; also 

that one of General Birney's aides and two orderlies have been 

captured by guerrillas. 



Clarence A. Brackett, Co. E. 

Brackett enlisted from Antrim as a musician in 
Company E, and was subsequently transferred to 
Company C. He had a chronic disagreement with 
his officers, which became so hot that he '* dis- 
charged himself" after a year's service. He en- 
tered the Seventeenth Vermont and made a good 
record, being appointed corporal, then sergeant, 
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June 21. Heavy artillery 
firing heard in the direction of 
Aldie, and in the afternoon the 
corps was under arms and 
posted for battle, but the rebels 
did not give us a call. 

June 22. It is reported 
that several guerrillas picked 
up by our men are to be 
hanged. The gambling craze 
broke out, and many "sweat- 
boards" were in full blast on 
the outskirts of the camp until 
Col. Bailey suppressed them. 

June 23. A number of men 
detailed to guard wagon trains. 
Had a dress parade at six 
o'clock. Among other rations 
today we got the much needed 
one of soap. 

June 24. Went through the 
useless ceremony of drilling 
from 2 to 4 p. m., and then, 
with two other regiments, the 
Second marched out about three miles on the Leesburg road. 
I'hrew out pickets and a heavy patrol on the road, when the rai- 
ment formed in hollow square and slept on its arms. 

June 25. The entire corps marched in the forenoon, crossing 
the Potomac on pontoons at Edwards Ferry. Our division marched 
up the towpath of the Ohio and Chesapeake canal in the direction 
of Point of Rocks. 

The official report of General A. A. Huipphreys, commanding 
the division, speaks as follows of this day's njarch : "At 10 a. m. 
the division marched to Edwards Ferry, through Fairfarm and 
Franklinville, and crossing the Potomac on the pontoon bridge 
about 5 p. m., marched on the towpath of the canal to the mouth 
of the Monocacy, reaching that point about midnight, after a march 



Quartermaster Francis W. Perkins. 

Was from Concord, and mustered as a ser- 
geant in Company B. The first quartermaster- 
sergeant, and promoted to quartermaster^Aug. 



1861. 



Q-. 



Appointed Captain and A. 
June 9, 1862. He served on brigade and divis- 
ion staffs, and was chief of water transportation 
in the Department of the Gulf, with rank of 
lieutenant-colonel. After the war he settled in 
New Orleans, and was murdered in his office 
March 6, 1871. 



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of about 25 miles, that portion on the towpath being rendered very 
fatiguing and exhausting by a heavy rain that set in at nightfall. 
The whole command, officers and men, were more exhausted by 
this march than by that of the 14th and 15 th." 

This " towpath march," unprecedented in some of the circum- 
stances attending it, ruined for the time being General Humphreys* 
popularity with the men of the division. This was doubtless unjust, 
as the difficulties of the march could hardly have been anticipated, 
and when they were appreciated it was so late that the only course 
was to go ahead, regardless of consequences. Night came on, dark 
and rainy, and the men jogged along the narrow pathway, which 
soon took on a treacherous coat of slimy mud. The frequent 

splashings, sputterings, and 
volleys of "cuss words** which 
told of a " man overboard,*' 
were the only cheerful feature 
of the occasion. The men 
grumbled at being trailed 
along that treacherous "hog- 
back," while a good turnpike, 
though inaccessible to them, 
lay just the other side of the 
canal. No halt, no rest, but 
they plodded along, hour after 
hour, hoping to reach a lock 
or a bridge by which they 
might get out of the trap ; but 
no such avenue of escape 
opened up. One by one, 
squad by squad, the exhausted 

Alvln R. Smith, Co. C. "^^^ ^^^^^ ^P^^ "^^ g^<^^^^ 

Resides in New Boston. ^^^ ^^^^^ed tO gO farther, 

until the little cut-offs of land 
on the river side were covered with stragglers. Commanders of 
regiments were left without the colors, and almost without men, 
and when General Humphreys arrived at his goal he had hardly 
enough of his division with him to form a headquarters guard. In 



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the morning a stream of men 
poured from the towpath across 
the Monocacy acqueduct, and it 
was late in the forenoon before 
the division was assembled and 
the march resumed. 

June 26. The corps marched 
to the vicinity of Point of Rocks, 
going into bivouac on Catoctin 
mountain. There were plenty 
of rails for fires, and the men 
had a good time drying them- 
selves 

June 27. Marched to a 
point near Middleton, passing 
through Jefferson village. South 
Mountain, where the battle was 
fought last fall, was in sight all 
day. 

June 28. Passed through 
Middleton, Frederick City and 
Walkerville, camping about two 
miles from the latter place. While marching through Frederick we 
got a ghmpse of General Marston, and the cheers the boys gave 
him told him how strong a hold he has upon them. We are getting 
into God's country, now, where there are loyal people, and where 
American flags and cheers for the Union are the rule, and not the 
exception. 

June 29. Made an early start, and marched to Taneytown, 
within five miles of the Pennsylvania line. General Sickles joined 
the corps and was given a hearty welcome as he rode down the 
marching column. 

June 30. Regiment mustered for pay in the forenoon, and at 
three o'clock p. m. marched to Monocacy bridge, about five miles. 
Passed a squad of a dozen rebel prisoners who, while out foraging, 
were gobbled up by some of the Eleventh Corps. 

July I . Marched to Emmitsburg in the forenoon and went into 
camp near the city. 



Charles H. Hayes, Co. B. 

Born in Concord, brought up in Concord, 
enlisted from Concord, returned to Concord, 
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CHAPTER XI. 

JULY 2 TO JULY 4, 1 863. THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG NIGHT 

MARCH FROM EMMITSBURG SECOND REGIMENT REPORTS TO GEN. 

GRAHAM IN SUPPORT OF AMES* BATTERY HORRIBLE DEATH OF 

CORPORAL BIGNALL ^JOHN A. BARKER'S EXPERIENCE THE MUR- 
DEROUS FIGHT AT SHERFEY'S PEACH ORCHARD ADVANCE OF 

MCLAW'S DIVISION COUNTER CHARGE BY THE SECOND REGIMENT 

THE regiment's SURPASSING DISCIPLINE IT CHANGES FRONT, 

FIGHTING AND RETREATING ITS LAST STAND, AS TOLD BY COL. 

BAILEY RECAPITULATION OF REGIMENTAL LOSS RESCUE OF THE 

WOUNDED COMPANY b'S FIGHT AT THE WENTZ HOUSE, AS TOLD 

BY PRIVATE HOLDEN COL. BAILEY'S OFFICIAL REPORT. 



T 



''HE fight of the First and Eleventh Corps 
on the I St of July, in which the accom- 
plished Reynolds lost his life, led to the rapid 
concentration of the army for a great and 
decisive battle at Gettysburg. Leaving one 
brigade and a battery from each of his two 
divisions to cover the position at Emmitsburg, 
Sickles, without waiting for specific orders 
from Meade, marched at two p. m. on the ist 
with the remainder of the Third Corps to Gettysburg, a distance of 
twelve miles. The regiments of Burling's brigade went very com- 
fortably into camp near Emmitsburg, having plenty of straw to bed 
their shelter tents During the evening orders were issued to the 
regimental commanders to be -prepared for an early march in the 
morning, although at that time Colonel Burling had received no 
definite instructions in regard to moving. But at 1.30 on the 
morning of July 2 he received orders directly from General Meade 
to immediately rejoin the corps at Gettysburg. The night being 
very dark, and the brigade considerably scattered by its disposition 
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the command was assembled. Without breakfasting, the Second 
formed column with the brigade and started for Gettysburg. 

At the end of each hour a halt of about ten minutes was made 
for rest, the sunrise halt being somewhat longer, to enable the men 
to cook a hasty cup of coifee. It was a weird night march. Dark 
clouds were scudding across the sky, which let loose an occasional 
quick, sharp shower upon the hurrying troops. The consciousness 
of impending battle had by some subtle influence taken possession 
of the minds of the men. During one of the early morning halts 
there was heard, away to the north, 
the indistinct sounds of a slow fire 
of artillery. 

It was about half-past seven 

o'clock when the column came into 

the more open country in the 

immediate vicinity of Gettysburg. 

As it approached the now famous 

Sherfey's peach orchard, where the 

road ascends the southern elbow or 

termination of Seminary Ridge, a 

line of Union skirmishers in the 

fields to the left, evidently very 

much awake, indicated the imme- 
,. , e ^^ t Aaron Goodwin, Co. B. 

diate presence of the enemy and 

, . , . . Wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, 

that the bngade was nearmg its and died of wounds August 17. He was 

. . •11 from Salem, where his only surviving rel- 

deStmatlOn. An occasional shot ative, a sister— Mrs. Adeline Ayer— stUl 

. , lives and keeps his memory green. 

was heard, well out, and the sup- 
ports, posted by the road, gave Burling's men the assurance that 
there were plenty of rebels "right over there." It was seen that 
the skirmish line was retiring from the more advanced positions, 
and presently, the brigade having passed, it was extended across 
the road to the rear of the column. It is now known that soon 
after this time Hood's division of the Confederate army lay across 
that highway, and Burling' s brigade had escaped by only a narrow 
margin what would have been a most unexpected encounter. 

The brigade advanced slowly beyond Sherfey's, and then, 
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foot of Cemetery Ridge, where the brigade commander reported 
his arrival to General Sickles. This junction occurred at about 
nine o'clock. The mists, clouds and showers of the early morning 

had been dissipated, and the sun 
shone in a cloudless sky. Massed 
in column of regiments, the brig- 
ade rested for three hours, or until 
nearly noon. An ominous quiet, 
almost oppressive, rested upon the 
field. The fringe of forest beyond 
the Emmitsburg road formed a 
leafy curtain behind which it was 
certain Lee was setting the stage 
for this day's great tragedy. It 
was felt that the rebel chief would 
attempt to follow up his partial 
success of the previous day; but 
where would the blow fall? The 
time was approaching when this 

problem would be solved. Sickles, 

by an energetic reconnoissance to 
the front, led by Berdan, uncov- 
ered the movement of an immense 
rebel column toward the left, held 
at once placed his command in 
His Second Division was 



' Sergt» John 0. Stevens, Co. B. 

Wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, 
and died of wounds July 3. H( 



Wcntworth. 



from 



by the Third Corps, and he 

position to meet the coming assault. 

posted along the Emmitsburg road, its left at Sherfey's ; the First 

Division thrown back so as to face nearly south, with Graham's 

brigade at the peach orchard, holding the salient angle of the corps 

line, DeTrobriand's in the centre, and Ward's upon the left, a 

considerable distance in advance of the Round Tops. 

Burling's brigade was at first moved to position as support for 
the other two brigades of its division, but was shortly ordered to 
report to General Bimey, commanding the First Division. By his 
direction the brigade was massed in a piece of woods west of Little 
Round Top, and not far from the wheat field, where, later in the 
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Cross, with others of the Fifth, came to greet acquaintances in the 
Second, but there was time for only a momentary chat. 

The brigade was formed in columns of masses, facing west. 
There was but little, if any, artil- 
lery firing as yet, but the rifles of 
the skirmishers were beginning to 
talk. The brigade was ordered 
forward out of the woods,' and 
advanced, first at quick, then at 
double-quick time. If the move- 
ment was intended to develope the 
enemy's position by drawing his 
fire, it succeeded to perfection. 
The instant the brigade uncovered 
it was greeted with a storm of 
shells from rebel guns about a 
thousand yards distant. The Sec- 
ond's colors were shot out of their 
bearer's hands, the staff being 
broken into three pieces, and 
several men were wounded. The 
blue mass halted, until the purpose 
of the movement being accom- 
plished, as was supposed, it was 
about-faced and marched back to the slight cover afforded by the 
grove and the conformation of the ground. Simultaneously a 
battery of brass guns came tearing up and went gallantly into 
position a little to the right. One of Sickles' aides rode up to 
Burling and in an excited manner inquired by whose authority the 
brigade had been moved back. "By my own," was Burling's 
reply ; and he was ordered to take his command forward again. 

But orders were now flying thick and fast. Before the move- 
ment could be executed one of Birney's aides dashed up with 
orders for the brigade to change direction to the left, by which it 
would be brought to front with the division line of battle. This 
had barely been accomplished when another aide was up with 
orders for Burling to detail two of his largest regiments to report to 



Sergt» Nathan E. Kuse, Co. E. 



ettysburg, 
and died of wounds July 31. 
South Newmarket. 



He was from 



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General Graham, and the Second New Hampshire, and Seventh 
New Jersey were detached to that duty. The Second at once 
withdrew from the brigade column of mass. By the somewhat 
circuitous route taken to avoid a swampy run the distance to 
Graham's position was probably more than half a mile, most of 
which was covered by the Second at the double-quick. As the 
regiment approached the peach orchard, marching in column of 
fours, it was formed, first by companies into line, and then by com- 
panies forward into line, all in double-quick time, and marching up 

the slope in one of its best 
lines of battle, the Second 
was reported to General 
Graham. He directed it 
to be placed in immediate 
support of Ames' New 
York battery — six brass 
twelve-pounders, then in 
position at the north-west 
angle of the peach orchard. 
The right wing of the 
regiment moved directly 
forward in line, and was 
ordered to lie down, being 
then parallel to and facing 
the Emmitsburg road. The 
left wing, by the movement 
then known as " by the 
right flank by file left," 
followed the rear of the left 
of the right wing, and upon 
being halted, faced to the 
left, being thus brought 
into line at right angles 
with the right wing. Com- 
pany B was detached as sharpshooters and stationed near the right 
of the battery, about the Wentz buildings, a one-story wood farm 
house and two or three small outbuildings on the east side of the 



Lieut. Edmund Dascomb, Co. G. 

Wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, and died 
of wounds July 13. He was finely educated, and 
possessed of hi§h literary talents. At the recep- 
tion of the reeiment in Manchester, in 1863, he 
made a speech whic h carried the audience by 
storm, and subsequen tly took an active part in the 
political campaign, on the stump. His body rests 
m the national cemetery, Grave 11, Section A, 
New Hampshire Lot. 



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Emmitsburg road, which at this point is intersected by the Fairfield 
(or Millerstown) road, running east and west. The Sherfey build- 
ings, more often quoted in general mention of this position, were 
about thirty rods north, on the west side of the Emmitsburg road. 

It was soon apparent that, as the enemy's fire was developing, 
the right wing of the regiment was unnecessarily exposed, and to 
secure better shelter it made a change of front forward upon the 
color company, bringing the v^hole regiment to face south, with its 
right in the garden to the rear of the Wentz house. This move 
was made at about 3.15 p. m. 
Ames' battery was having quite 
a lively duel with rebel guns 
away to the south, near the 
Emmitsburg road, and was 
apparently having the best of it, 
when a four gun battery came 
out of the woods directly to 
the west and opened from a 
distance of five hundred yards, 
completely enfilading the Sec- 
ond and its battery. Ames at 
once turned his right section 
upon this new arrival, and these 
two pieces, with the assistance 
of Company B, gave the rebel 
battery a wicked reception. 
One of its guns was dismounted 
by a lucky shot, and its gunners /'^^* ^ergt. John P. Stone, Co. A. 

knocked over, right and left, was WomSwanzey!an'd 'the Original ^th 

until they decided to go out of ^°^°'^^ °' ^'^ ^^"P"^^' 
business for the time being. Fot two hours and i»ore the regiment 
lay in this position, the men closely hugging the ground and biding 
with the stoical philosophy of veterans the time when they could 
"get in their work." As they lay, the foliage of the peach orchard 
screened from their view everything in front of the battery, but 
an officer would occasionally saunter out to the guns to take in the 
situation. 



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There were lulls in the 
artillery firing, but Ames gave 
the rebels the best he had 
whenever they became too 
demonstrative. Other Union 
batteries could be seen at 
work, both to the left of the 
peach orchard and along the 
Emmitsburg road, but the 
interest of the Second was 
centered upon Ames. The 
regiment, from its position, 
caught a good share of the 
missiles hurled at the battery, 
and many men were hit ; the 
wounds being mostly of the 
horrible character incident to 
artillery work. Several car- 
tridge boxes were exploded. 
A shell struck and burst on 
the box of Corporal Thomas 
Bignall, of Company C. The 
cartridges were driven into his 
body and fired, and for nearly 
half a minute the devilish 
" musket shells " issued at 
Washington were exploding in his quivering form. But death was 
mercifully quick. The next moment a fragment of shell explored 
the cartridge box of Sergeant James M. House, of Company I. 
The rapidity with which he tore off the infernal machine hanging 
by his side was astonishing, and he escaped with only a severe 
wound. 

John A. Barker, of Company C, here received a notable wound, 
necessitating a trephine of the skull. The case is recorded in the 
^* Medical and Surgical History of the War," and the piece of bone 
removed is now in the Army and Navy Medical Museum, at Wash- 
ington. Barker has given the following interesting account of his 



Wilber F. Brown, Co. B. 

Enlisted from Epsom. Captured at Gettys- 
burg, July 2, 1863, and died in Andersonville 
prison, August 26, 1864. His grave is No. 6,871. 
Though but a boy, he was a marvelous shot with 
a rifle. He exhibited his skill when the regiment 
was at home by shooting a wild goose at Sugar 
Ball Eddy, in Concord, from a distance of nearly 
three hundred yards. 



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A WOUNDED MAN'S EXPERIENCE. 173 

experiences : " I was leaning up against a small peach tree at the 
time. A shell burst within a dozen feet of me. I hardly know how 
to describe my situation. The last thing before my eyes was the 
form of Colonel Bailey and the prostrate forms of the men as they 
were lying down for safety. The shell exploded at my left ; I was 
struck on top of the head by a fragment, and was knocked insen- 
sible. The first thing I knew afterwards was that my comrades 



Corpl. John A. Barker, Co. C. 

Was taken prisoner at the first Bull Run battle. Severely 
wounded at Gettysburg. Now City Messenger of Manchester. 

were trying to carry me to the rear. I could see nothing. Sud- 
denly I was dropped, and I never knew why until I got home, 
months afterwards, and met my comrades. It seems that the man 
who had hold of my right leg, Charles Moore by name, was killed, 
and the remainder of my would-be rescuers were ordered back to 
the regiment and had to obey. Moore is now buried in the 
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were coming up fast. It seemed to me as though matters were 
becoming pretty warm, and I commenced to crawl. I did not 
know where I was going, but had the queer impression that I was 

headed for the rear. Soon I 
crawled up against a man. I 
tried to arouse him to have him 
assure me that my direction was 
correct. The man, however, was 
dead. I did not dare to go 
around him, for fear I would lose 
my way by swerving, and I strad- 
dled over him. I came to another 
fellow, who was wounded. I was 
about to crawl over him, when he 
asked me where I was going. I 
told him that I was going to the 
rear. He called an officer, and 
the latter ordered two men to 
take me to the rear. All the time 
I had been crawling along the 
rear of the battle line. I was 
taken to the corps hospital. I 
was struck by the shell at four 
o'clock in the afternoon, and did 
not get under the surgeon's care until the next afternoon, when I 
was told my skull was fractured." 

During this time rebel batteries were moving to position around 
that devoted angle, until fifty-six pieces were within a range of not 
more than a thousand yards. At five o'clock it was apparent the 
crisis was near. Ames' battery, having exhausted its ammunition, 
was withdrawn, the men of the Second making way for its passage 
to the rear through their ranks, and Battery I, Fifth U. S. Artillery, 
an estray from the Fifth Corps, took its place. The Rodman rifled 
guns of these regulars were hardly in position when the rebel artil- 
lery opened a terrific concentric fire upon that doomed angle. 
The veterans of the Second, who had learned to read the signs, 
knew there was an infantry assault behind all that hubbub. Hood's 



Lieut. Charles W. Patch, Co. K. 

Received a gunshot wound in the abdomen 
at Gettysburg,' July 2, 1863, from which he 
died July 10. He was from Portsmouth, and 
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division of Longstreet's corps was already furiously assailing the 
left, where the Fifth Corps and a portion of the Second had been 
sent to Sickles' assistance. The fight for the possession of Little 
Round Top, in full view of the Second, was at its height, the rocky 
pinnacle belching flames like a volcano, and the crash of musketry 
was heavy and continuous. 

Now every gun upon that great outer circle seemed to concen- 
trate its fire upon that little acre about the Wentz house. The 
Third Maine, which had been skirmishing in front of the battery, 
was withdrawn and formed to the rear of the Second, while the 
Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania took position upon its left. It was 
toward six o'clock when, under 
cover of the artillery fire, the 
long-concealed infantry of 
McLaw's rebel division dis- 
closed itself and moved forward 
for a simultaneous, converging 
attack upon both faces of 
Sickles' salient. Kershaw's brig- 
ade, followed by Semmes', 
crossed to the east side of the 
Emmitsburg road, and pressed 
forward to get within striking 
distance of the peach orchard 
from the south, while Barks- 
dale's brigade, with Woiford's 
in support, advanced against 
the Emmitsburg road front. 

Colonel Bailey, while taking 
a view from a point of observa- 
tion near the Emmitsburg road, 
noted the rapid advance of a 
column of massed battalions. 
He watched it just long enough to determine that it was a genuine 
column of attack, with no skirmishers thrown forward, and that it 
was pushing directly for the battery the Second was supporting and 
would be upon it in a very few minutes. He ran with all speed to 



First Sergt. David W. Colburn, Co. C. 

Killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. He was 
from Goffstown, and entered the service as a 
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General Graham, meeting him some distance to the rear of the 
Second, gave him warning, and suggested that the Second should 
charge. "Yes, for God's sake, go forward !" replied Graham. 

The Second came to their feet with a great sigh of relief. They 
had begun to chafe in the leash. Despite many casualties, there 
were probably more than three hundred men still left to " go for- 
ward." No time was wasted on frills— only a moment for a hasty 
alinement. There was not time even to rally Company B into the 
line, and most, if not all, of its men were left at their work about 
the Wentz house. Besides, they appeared to be fully engaged, just 
then. The lieutenant in command of the battery was seen to be 
spiking his guns, indicating that he considered them as good as 
lost. He was not acquainted with his supports. It is safe to say 
that no battery commander in the Third Corps would ever have 
done that so long as he had the Second New Hampshire with him. 
But this battery had been very nearly silenced for some time by the 
overpowering rebel fire, and its commander simply lost his nerve. 

^^ Forward^ guide center I '' — and the Second was off. One of 
the battery lieutenants, with the aid of a corporal, was training one 
of the guns upon the head of the advancing column, and just as the 
Second passed, the double-shotted piece was discharged. Simul- 
taneously came the order to charge, and with a roar of defiance 
from three hundred throats the Second went tearing down the 
slope. They did not have to hunt for the enemy — there he was, 
right before them. The rebels halted a moment, in dazed surprise 
at this devil's whirlwind which had been let loose upon them. It 
seemed to be a halt involuntary and without orders. Those ragged 
veterans saw it " meant business." The savage, confident dash of 
the charge was suggestive of a heavy support behind, and there was 
not much time for them to stop and think the matter over. They 
did what any other body of troops would have done under like 
circumstances — about-faced and went back as fast as they could 
run, for a new start. 

On went the Second, in a south-west course, about one hundred 
and fifty yards, through the peach orchard, its right wing out at its 
angle and partially across the Emmitsburg road. A sharp fire was 
maintained upon those fleeing rebels, until they reached a little 



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177 



depression in the fields and piled into it, out of sight. There was 
some difficulty in halting the Second. Its blood was up, and many 
of the men seemed to think that now was the time to go into Rich- 
mond. But they were at length cooled down, and the regiment was 
quickly moved a little to the left along the line of a rail fence at the 
southerly edge of the orchard, its right resting on the road. 

The fire was now directed, at the left oblique, upon a body of 




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troops about three hundred and fifty yards to the front and left, 
who were moving by their right flank, in two lines, nearly parallel 
with the front of the Second. This was Kershaw's brigade of five 
Mississippi regiments. At this time the Third Maine came tearing 
down the slope, lined up on the left of the Second, and joined in 
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fight of the Second, forming at right angles with its line, facing 
west, along the Emmitsburg road. Many regiments fought in a 
peach orchard at Gettysburg ; but the three above enumerated were 
the only ones who formed a line in **/^^" peach orchard that day. 

Kershaw had a rough experience. When first struck by the 
Second, he was trying to reach a position from which to enter the 
Union lines at the east side of the peach orchard. He afterwards 
intimated that his discomfiture was a result of Barksdale's failure to 
attack simultaneously. Perhaps the Second's charge, with its 
temporary setback to a part of Barksdale's column, was accountable 
for this hitch in the arrangements. Kershaw was so roughly 

handled that his troops made 
good time in getting among the 
rocks and shrubbery of a con- 
venient covert to their right. 
Here they encountered some 
of DeTrobriand's troops, and 
after a lively fight fell back two 
hundred yards, to the cover of 
the Rose farm buildings. Even 
here their troubles were not 
over, as Hart*s battery — which 
had been pounding them with 
magnificent accuracy from the 
moment they came in sight — 
made a veritable shambles of 
the Rose grounds. Afterwards, 
the position was found covered 
with dead South Carolinians. 

Following the Second's 
charge, there came for a brief 
time a lull in the fire of the rebel artillery. The rebels were 
evidently sizing up and getting the range of the new disposition of 
troops which had been thrust forward in their faces ; and Barksdale 
was meantime reorganizing his somewhat disordered column of 
attack. Then came the storm. Every rebel gun was let loose, 
until the peach orchard seemed to be almost moving in the windage 



George F. Clements, Co. C. 

Killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. He was 
from Somersworth. 



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of hurtling metal. Under 
cover of this tremendous fire 
the final, decisive assault 
was made by Barksdale. 
Formed by battalions in 
mass in line of battle, his 
troops swept steadily for- 
ward. From their direction 
it was to be seen that their 
right, unless checked, would 
enter the peach orchard 
somewhere on the line held 
by the Sixty-eighth Pennsyl- 
vania. The Second directed 
its fire, at the' right oblique, 
full upon the advancing col- 
umn, but it pushed forward 
with magnificent determina- 
tion, its gray masses rising 
and falling with the inequal- 
ities of the ground, now 
sinking into a depression, 
and then bursting over a 
swale, but always onward. The Sixty-eighth, which had been losing 
heavily, withdrew up the slope before the impact came, and 
immediately after, the Third Maine also fell back. The charging 
column, its front now blazing with the fire of small arms, advanced 
across the unprotected right flank of the Second. 

The subsequent evolutions of the regiment could only have 
been performed by troops of superlative discipline and nerve. The 
regiment was about-faced and retired, majcing a change of front to 
the rear while marching. Half way through the peach orchard, it 
halted and maintained a sharp fire until again overtopped, when the 
movement was repeated, bringing the regiment over the crest and 
almost directly facing the Emmitsburg road. Here there were a 
few moments of very close and very ugly work, when, being entirely 
unsupported, the regiment was drawn back a short distance, under 
cover, somewhat, of the eastern slope of the ridge. 



Lieut. Charles Vickery, Co. I. 

Wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, and died of 
wounds July 10. He was the original fifth corporal 
of the company, and from Manchester. 



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I 



Concerning the last stand made by the regiment, Colonel Bailey 
has written : " In executing this movement, and upon facing the 
regiment about to again confront the enemy, I gave the order for 
captains to rectify the alinfement, but the enemy not following 

closely, and being a litttle dis- 
i satisfied with the direction of 
the line, I established a general 
line and ordered, *0n the 
center, dress ! ' I shall not 
forget that then I heard for the 
last time the voice of Captain 
Henry N. Metcalf, who, dress- 
ing his company as coolly as if 
upon parade, having finished 
said in a low tone intended for 
my ear alone, with a twinkle of 
satisfaction lighting his eye, 
* How does that line suit you. 
Colonel ?' eliciting the 
response, ' Excellent ! excel- 
lent !' for it was well deserved. 
And here he laid down his life. 
I think his feet never left the 
line ; for I believe I was among 
the first to enter the peach 
orchard after the battle was 
over, in company with George 
C. Coburn, before our army was 
aware of General Lee's departure, and we found the regimental line 
plainly marked by our dead : here. Captain Metcalf, to the left. 
Captain Roberts, and from right to left each company's station, as 
gallant and glorious an offering of discipline and devotion as ever 
was laid upon the altar of our country." 

It was close, stubborn and deadly work — this last stand of the 
Second. The Compte de Paris well characterized the peach 
orchard fight by a single word, "murderous," and this tussle was 
its bloody and terrible culmination. The Third Maine and Sixty- 



J 



Capt. Henry N. Metcalf, Co. F. 

Killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. Was 
from Keene, a printer by occupation, and 
entered the service as first lieutenant of Co. 
A. Immediatelv after the incident related 
by Col. Bailey, he said to Corpl. William H. 
Piper, "A good line, that, Henry," They 
were his last words; he fell the next instant 
with a bullet in his brain. 



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eighth Pennsylvania made a gallant attempt to come to the Second's 
support, charging up into the terrible fire to prolong the line upon 
the right ; but it was too hot for them, and they did not reach the 
position. 

The enemy now had possession of the Emmitsburg road as far 
as Sherfey's, and beyond. There were no Union troops upon the 
left of the Second, and those upon its right were being forced back 
and northward from it. The angle was smashed, and everything 
going to the rear, where a new line was being hastily put together. 
Sickles and Graham were both wounded; the latter a prisoner. 
Nearly three- fifths of the Second 
Regiment were down, and the 
men still left, planted amid their 
dead and wounded comrades, 
were standing up to their work 
as steadily and unflinchingly as 
though not a man had been hit. 
Had occasion required, they 
were in the spirit to stop right 
there until three-fifths of those 
yet on their feet had been 
knocked over. But it was only 
a waste of lives for a handful of 
men to remain alone and unsup- 
ported in such a slaughterpen. 
The Second was about-faced, 

and in regimental line moved 

J ^11 . _r ^ J Corpl. John Chase, Co. C. 

down the slope, m perfect order, 

, , . . 1 • 1 r ' Killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. He was 

and takmg with it such of its fromAubum. 
wounded as could be carried 

along. Approaching the new line, where several batteries were in 
position, the regiment broke into column from its left (now become 
the right), and passed to the east, left in front, receiving, as it 
moved along the line of the artillery, round upon round of cheers 
from the batterymen, who had been interested spectators of the 
closing scenes at the peach orchard. 

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(Pine Run) where water — much needed — was found, and where 
the wounded who had been brought thus far could receive some 
attention. The adjutant was sent to ascertain the whereabouts of 
the brigade, which the regiment rejoined in the evening, going into 
bivouac near Little Round Top. 

The Second took three hundred and fifty-four officers and 
enlisted men into the fight. Its loss, as officially reported, was one 

hundred and ninety-three. 
Three commissioned officers 
were killed and eighteen 
wounded — f our mortally — 
but three escaping unhurt 
out of twenty-four. Out of 
three hundred and thirty 
enlisted men, seventeen were 
reported killed, one hundred 
and nineteen wounded, and 
thirty-six missing. The mor- 
tally wounded swelled the 
Second's death roll to forty- 
seven — o V e r thirteen per 
cent, of the number engaged. 
Captains Metcalf, of Com- 
pany F, and Roberts, of 
Capt. Joseph A. Hubbard, Co. B. Company C, fell dead at the 

Killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. Entered the laSt Stand of the regiment, aS 
service, from Manchester, as second lieutenant of _ • 1 ._j t '^ t.^^ ^*, 

Company I. previously noted. Lieutenant 

Ballard, of Company B, was 
wounded at the Wentz house, and died on the 9th. Here, also, 
Captain Hubbard, of the same company, received his death wound. 
He was shot in the forehead, but regained his feet and wandered 
aimlessly about for some time after the rebel column had passed 
him. Some of his company who were captured learned from their 
rebel guards that he lived about two hours. Being a Mason, and 
having an emblem displayed, his body was buried and his grave 
carefully marked by members of the order in the rebel ranks, so 
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Lieutenant Vickery, of Company I, was shot in the back^ 
injuring his spine, and fell into the hands of the rebels, who* 
stripped and robbed him with their customary dexterity. A rebel! 
major came along, made some 
inquiries of him, and then ordered 
some rebel soldiers to carry him to 
a barn (probably Trostle's) and 
leave a canteen of water with him. 
The barn was in the line of artil- 
lery fire the next day, and Vickery 
was again wounded, slightly, by a 
grapeshot. When brought to the 
field hospital, where he came 
under the care of Harriet Dame, 
he was full of courage and confi- 
dent he would be all right in a 
short time. But he died on the 
loth, as, also, did Lieutenant 
Patch, of Company K, who had a 
wound in the abdomen which was 
recognized from the first as prob- 
ably mortal. 

Lieutenant Dascomb, of Com- 
pany G, lingered until the 13 th. 
He was not brought in until the 

4th, when, with others of his wounded comrades, he was found at 
the Wentz house. 

All three of the field officers had wounds, but only that of Major 
Sayles was severe. He received a terrible gunshot wound in the 
thigh, and was left on the field. Comrades who lay near him say 
there never was a more complete and comprehensive gospel of 
damnation laid down than that he recited to the rebel who, while 
he lay crippled and helpless, pulled the boot from his wounded leg. 
In some way he got to the Trostle barn, where he was found by 
Lieutenant- Colonel Carr's rescue party on the morning of the 4th. 

Lieutenant- Colonel Carr's wound was an ugly contusion of the 
groin. He was standing, naked sword in hand, when a canister 



Jonathan Merrill, Co. I. 

Received a frightful wound in the thigh, 
from a fragment of shell, at Gettysburg. 
Lay in the field , hospital several weeks 
before he could be removed to Baltimore, 
and it was many months before he was able 
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ball struck it, making three 
pieces of the blade, and forcing 
the guard against his groin. 
"Well," he said, philosophic- 
ally, as he surveyed the piece 
still left in his hand, "better be 
a sword out than a leg, any- 
how." 

Lieutenant Perkins, acting 
adjutant, and commanding 
Company D, and Lieutenant 
Converse, of Company A, each 
lost an arm; and eight other 
officers received wounds more 
or less severe. 

It was unavoidable, under 
the conditions of July 2, that 
many of the Second's wounded 
should be left upon the field. 
In the bivouac that night the 
men still left with the colors 
compared notes and talked the 
matter over, and it was thought 
more than probable that some 
of the wounded comrades were within reach of succor, and plans 
were laid for their rescue. At daylight of the 3d the feeling was 
almost mutinous when it was learned that orders had been issued 
prohibiting the sending out of regimental parties after the wounded. 
But the feeling became so intense that late on the night of the 3d, 
bidding defiance to orders, and in obedience to the dictates of 
humanity and comradeship. Lieutenant- Colonel Carr secretly set 
out with a party of volunteers on their errand of mercy. They 
made their way out as far as the Trostle barn, in and around which 
they found a number of the Second men, whom they brought in, 
among them being Major Sayles. Later, on the morning of the 
4th, Colonel Bailey, accompanied by George C. Coburn, rode out 
as far as the peach orchard, finding twenty-one of the Second's 



Capt. Albert M. Perkins, Co. K. 

Bom in Exeter March 21, 1842. Left Mid- 
dleboro' Academy to enlist in Company E, and 
was made first sergeant. At Gettysburg, as 
first lieutenant and acting adjutant, and also in 
command of Company D, his left arm was shat- 
tered, necessitating amputation, and he was 
promoted to captain and assigned to Company 
K. He died from the effects of his wound, Sep- 
tember 6, 1865, and was buried with Masonic 
honors at Exeter. The Grand Army post at 
Epping is named for him and furnishes the 
above portrait. 



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wounded, including Lieutenant Dascomb, at the Wentz house. 
There were no signs of rebels, and Coburn was at once dispatched 
for ambulances. 

The following extracts from a recent newspaper contribution, 
written by Wyman W. Holden, of Company B, give a vivid picture 
of the fight made by that company in their detached position : 

" While standing in line, awaiting orders, some distance in rear 
of the position we were to occupy, an aide approached from the 
direction of the Sherfey house, and presenting the compliments of 
General Graham, with a further allusion to the past record of the 
Second New Hampshire, highly complimentary, requested Colonel 
Bailey to form his men in the peach orchard as support to a New 
York battery. On reaching our position in the orchard. Company 
B, the only company in the regiment armed with Sharp's breech- 
loaders, was disposed about the Wentz house, resting on the pike, 
most of them between the house and barn on the right of the 
regiment, and to the right of the battery, to act as sharpshooters if 
occasion required. 

" We were strangers to the battery and they to us, but our short 
acquaintance was quite exciting while it lasted. The right gun of 
the right section of the battery, whose immediate supports we were, 
was planted some six rods back from the pike and midway between 
the house and barn, the ground sloping gently in front to the pike, 
with no obstruction intervening. As Longs treet's forces were 
making their way to our left, and could be seen at one point in the 
line not hidden by the forest, we had a good opportunity and some 
moments to observe them, and we took in the whole situation and 
easily divined the intention of the enemy. 

"Now a few words as to the manner in which this particular gun 
on the right was handled during the action. While the enemy were 
yet moving into position, and in that part of their line (visible to 
us) away off to the right, a battery appeared, and immediately the 
gun was carefully sighted and one or two shells exploded in their 
immediate vicinity. An officer, viewing the battery through a field- 
glass, remarked that the enemy seemed somewhat surprised at their 
visitors, but no reply came to the challenge. Shortly after, their 
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out of the woods in fine style. The one that went into battery 
just opposite our position came up the road that enters the pike to 
the left of the Wentz house, and wheeling to the left, with horses 
on the dead run, unlimbered their pieces in the broad, open field, 
which appeared to us as level as a house floor. 

" So absorbing was the sight, so splendid the manceuvering of 
this battery, that I was lost for a moment in admiration of the 
scene ; but as the horses started for the shelter of the woods in 

the rear I suddenly remem- 
bered what they were there 
for, and measuring the dis- 
tance with my eye, I adjusted 
the sights to eighty rods and 
paid my compliments to the 
cannoneers grouped about the 
muzzle of their left gun. This 
courtesy was returned a sec- 
ond later with true military 
politeness in the shape of 
canister. After the second 
round the smoke hung over 
the ground in such volume 
that sharpshboting was out of 
the question, and we aimed at 
the flash of the guns. 

" Our company had sought 
such shelter as the ground 
and buildings afforded, but mindful of a year's experience in 
Southern prisons, I looked for an open rear, and lying flat upon the 
ground some thirty feet in front, and to the right of the gun we 
were supporting, I declined an earnest invitation from Corporal 
Cheever to come behind the chimney at the end of the house (from 
which point he, with other comrades, started direct for Anderson- 
ville), and maintained my position until my sights had been lowered 
to a dead level, and the advancing infantry had delivered a wither- 
ing fire in our faces. 

"While lying here, and during the advance of the enemy's 



Wyman W. Holden, Co. B. 

From a portrait taken about the time of the war. 
He now lives at Bethel, Vt. 



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infantry, I glanced behind me at the gun thundering in my rear, 
and was surprised to see but twO men at the piece ; one of them I 
thought at the time was a commissioned officer, stripped to the 
waist and wearing a white shirt; the other in much the same 
condition — ^bareheaded, sleeves rolled up, but much blacker from 
the stains of smoke and powder. As one of the men was just 
bringing the ammunition when I looked at them, and the two 
proceeded to load the gun, it occurred to me that without reinforce- 
ments another blast of canister through that opening would be very 
likely to leave us in support of a very silent piece of artillery. The 
situation was warm enough, just then, to have suited even such a 
cold-blooded fighter as the author of * The Cannoneer.' Looking 
to the rear a moment later, the gun was gone, but their supports 
were still there. I have an impression that our battery was relieved 
by some rifled guns, which fired one or two rounds and retired. 

" The rear of the barn looked like a seive from the numerous 
volleys of canister which had passed through it, and the ground was 
covered with kindling wood, before it took fire from a shell and was 
consumed. The house escaped destruction and was not perforated 
by shot or shell, because, if we believe the enemy, a son of the 
owner was serving in the rebel ranks, and at his request they 
spared it. 

" When their infantry advanced, the constant crowding toward 
the center kept the ranks full and well closed up, our fire making 
apparently little or no impression upon them. They were reinforced 
from right and left at every step. When they had approached 
within point-blank range, they were a compact mass of humanity, 
and, although the shooting was good, there was not enough of it. 

" Our thin line, already fearfully decimated by the dreadful 
artillery, could offer no successful resistance to such overwhelming 
numbers, and, lacking reinforcements, were forced to retire." 

General Birney, in his official report, handsomely acknowledged 
the splendid work of the regiments sent him from Burling' s 
brigade : " I cannot estimate too highly the services of the regi- 
ments from Burling's brigade of the Second Division — the Fifth, 
Sixth and Seventh New Jersey Volunteers and Second New Hamp- 
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most gallantly did they sustain the glorious reputations won by 
them in former battles." 

The regiment was early under arms on the morning of the 3d 
of July, ready for whatever fate might have in store for it on the 
third day of the greatest battle of the continent. It remained in 
position near Little Round Top until about noon. Then the brig- 
ade was hurriedly called away to the right, and went off at the 
double-quick to reinforce the anticipated point of attack, indicated 
by the terrific fire of rebel artillery. It took position immediately 
to the left of the Second Corps, closed to half company distance in 
column of regiments, on the eastern slope of the ridge, and in rear 
of the batteries it was directed to support. Notwithstanding the 
heavy fire of the rebel artillery, there were no casualties worthy of 
mention, in the Second. The men hugged the ground, and under 
protection of the ridge the rebel missiles passed harmlessly over 
their heads. Some, inspired by curiosity, crept forward to see the 
fun when Pickett charged the Second Corps, and witnessed the 
breaking of that tremendous wave whose limit was " the high-water 
mark of the rebellion." But Burling's brigade was not actively 
engaged during the day, and at night went into bivouac in a heavy 
growth of timber at the base of Little Round Top, where it 
remained until the afternoon of the 6th. 

Official Report of Colonel Bailey. 

Headquarters Second Regiment N. H. Volunteers, 
Third Brigade, Second Division, Third Corps, 

Near Gettysburg^ Pa., July j, 1863. 

General: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my regiment 
OH the second instant, in the battle at this place : 

Commencing at the time it was detached from your command, it then being in position with 
your brigade in front of the Emmitsburg road, at 3 o'clock p. m. I had the honor to receive your 
order to report to General Graham, and immediately moving by double-quick to the front, I had 
the honor to announce myself to that general with twenty-four commissioned officers and three 
hundred and thirty rifles. I was at once ordered to support Battery G, First New York Artil- 
lery, and one section of a battery unknown, all light twelve-pounders, brass. In this position 
my left rested upon the right of the Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania, my right covered by a wood 
house situated upon the Emmitsburg road, my line forming a right angle with that road. Two 
hundred yards from my front the Third Maine was skirmishing with the enemy. At four 
o'clock, while experiencing a terrific fire of spherical case and canister from batteries on my 
front and on my right six hundred and fifty yards distant, I directed the rolls of my companies 
to be called, and found but eight of the total number equipped absent. These had fallen out of 
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4.30 p. m. the Third Maine were withdrawn from our front to our rear, and about this time a 
battery and a section of Rodman pieces were substituted for those we were supporting; these 
pieces were worked with great inefficiency, and at five o'clock it was observed that a brigade of 
the enemy was advancing on our right in column of battalions massed, while two regiments were 
moving directly parallel with my front to the left, evidently with design to turn that flank. I 
reported the facts to Gen. Graham and asked permission to charge the enemy ; being close upon 
us, being so near that the officer commanding the section of battery spiked his pieces, fearful 
that he should lose them. The General gave me directions to go forward. When I gave the 
order my regiment started immediately, and advanced one hundred and fifty yards at a run with 
a yell and such impetuosity as to cause the enemy to return to a ravine two hundred and fifty 
yards in our front, where they were screened from our fire, when I directed the fire of my 
battalion to the left oblique upon the two regiments moving along my front by the flank at 
about the same distance. My fire was so galling, assisted by that from the Third Maine, which 
had come up and taken position on my left, as to cause them to break and seek shelter, when 
my attention was again called to my right, strengthened by the Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania, 
forming at right angles with my front and parallel with the Emmitsburg road, upon which was 
advancing the brigade of the enemy moving by battalions in mass in line of battle. I immedi- 
ately directed the fire of my regiment to the right oblique full upon it; yet their line of fire, 
assisted by a terrible discharge of spherical case from their batteries, caused the Sixty-eighth to 
retire, and at the same moment the Third Maine moved to the rear, though in good order, two 
hundred yards. Finding myself thus unsupported and the enemy still advancing, I ordered my 
regiment to fall back slowly, firing, which was fully executed. I moved to the rear one hundred 
and fifty yards and halted my line under the brow of the hill, halting also on the brow to give a 
volley to the enemy, then distant but twenty yards. The position of the three regiments was 
that of echelon of about twenty paces, my regiment being the apex. The enemy continued 
advancing until they reached the brow of the hill, when their left swept toward the Sixty-eighth 
Pennsylvania, in such overwhelming numbers as to cause it to give way, and fearing that those 
regiments which had been observed marching toward my left might appear upon that flank, and 
knowing our efforts must prove futile against such fearful odds, I gave the order to retire, 
which was done quite rapidly, yet coolly and without excitement, many halting to fire upon the 
enemy as they went. I rejoined the brigade at about 6.30 p. m., fearfully diminished in num- 
bers, yet firm and fearless still. 

This battalion entered the fight with a firm determination to do or die, and the long lists of 
fallen comrades already submitted will show how well that resolution was kept. When all did 
so well it would be invidious to make comparisons. Let it suffice to say they did their part as 
became sons of the Old Granite State. For our fallen braves who have so gloriously perished 
fighting for their country we drop a comrade's tear, — while we would extend our heartfelt 
sympathy to those dear ones far away, who find the ties of kindred and friends thus rudely 
severed, and for those who must suffer untold agony and pain through long weeks of convales- 
cence, our earnest sympathy, yet leaving them to the watchful care of Him who will not prove 
unmindful of their necessities. 

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant, 

ED. L. BAILEY, 
Colonel Second New Hampshire Volunteers. 
Col. George C. Burling, 

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CHAPTER XII. 

JULY 5 TO JULY 30, 1863. THE PURSUIT OF LEE A CAMP RIOT — 

BATTLE OF WAPPING HEIGHTS ADVANCE TO FRONT ROYAL THE 

SECOND REGIMENT ARRIVES AT WARRENTON DETACHED FOR 

SERVICE UNDER GENERAL MARSTON PROCEEDS TO WASHINGTON 

THENCE TO POINT LOOKOUT, MARYLAND. 

UN DAY, July 5. The brigade went on picket 
this morning, but soon returned to its biv- 
ouac, the rebels having fallen back. 

July 6. The rebels have retreated, and 
our army moves in pursuit. We were packed 
up, ready to march, all day. The brigade 
did start, but the roads were so crowded it 
did not go far. 

July 7. The division took an early start 
— two o'clock in the morning — and marched 
to Emmitsburg. "Culpepper" picked up a 
big pot of money, said to be nearly $200, 
somewhere about here. [He was a rascally 
camp follower, only tolerated because he was 

** CARRY ME BACK TO OLD ^ ^ •' 

MRGiNNY." a brother of one of the officers ; and it was 

afterwards strongly suspected that he looted 

the poor-box of the convent at Emmitsburg.] In the afternoon we 

marched to Mechanicstown, over the Emmitsburg and Frederick 

turnpike, an excellent macadamized road. 

July 8. Marched at five in the morning, and arrived at Fred- 
erick after dark. It rained very hard during the, forenoon, but 
the sun dried us off in the afternoon. 

July 9. Marched to Middletown, where we got a mail while 
halting for rest and rations. Then continued our march four miles, 
to the foot of South Mountain. In the evening we started again 
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July 10. Off early in the morning, and at nightfall were on 
the Antietam battle ground, where we went into camp ; but at 1 1 
o'clock p. m. were again on the march and went about five miles in 
a northerly direction. 

July 1 1 . Lay quiet nearly all day. Late in the afternoon the 
corps moved about three miles to the north-west, crossing Antietam 
Creek at the stone bridge, and camping on ground occupied 
yesterday by the rebels. 

July 12. In the morning the regiment was formed in hollow 
square and orders read from General Meade that we are about to 
attack the enemy, with the customary exhortations to the men to 
do their duty. In the afternoon 
the corps moved up about a mile, 
toward Williamsport, but the 
expected attack did not take 
place according to program. 

June 13. Lay in camp all 
day. Large quantities of artillery 
went to the front, including some 
heavy guns. Signal officer from 
the front reports that the rebels 
are having a hard time getting 
across the Potomac, on account 
of high water and lack of boats. 
They have no pontoons, their 
train having been captured and sergt. James M. House, Co. I. 

destroyed by our cavalry three or severely wounded at Gettysburg. He j 

j^,,« A^,,r. ^:^^r^ "n«,^,„ *:^«»„ 4.^ was from Manchester, and has for many _ 

four days Smce. Drew rations to years held a position in the U. S. Pension " 

last till Wedndesday, 15 th. The I^epartment at Washington. 

corps now has a third division, composed largely of short-term 
emergency troops, militia from New York and Pennsylvania, with a 
sprinkling of veteran regiments as a guard against accidents. 

July 14. Well, the Johnnies have all got away again. Lee's 
army is across the river, and this morning our army advanced and 
occupied their deserted position. The Third Corps went forward 
about two miles, passing over the rebel breastworks. 

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in the afternoon with but one halt for rest. Whew! Passed 
through Fair Play, Gloucester, and Sharpsburg, and went into 
bivouac about two miles beyond the latter place. Came very near 
having a bloody riot with the Sixth New York Heavy Artillery, wha 

were in camp near us. The 
major of the Heavies impru- 
dently chased into the lines 
of the Second a boy who had 
been caught pilfering from 
the H. A.'s sutler, and 
proceeded to administer cor- 
poreal punishment. Some of 
the Second men took a hand 
for the boy and pitched the 
major out of camp. He ran 
up the hill to his own regi- 
ment, and soon the assembly 
was sounded and the Heavies 
were seen hurriedly falling 
into line. The adjutant of 
the Sixth New Jersey was the 
first to comprehend that the 
infuriated major was actually 
forming his regiment as a 
posse to enforce his authority 
within the lines of our brig- 
ad, and as he rolled out from 
under his shelter, baretooted 
and in his shirtsleeves, he shouted to a bugler, "The assembly — 
quick ! " It was but a few seconds before every bugle in the 
brigade took up the call, and the dusty veterans were tumbling out 
and slinging on their equipments. Just at the critical moment. 
General French, the corps commander, with his staff, was seen 
coming down the road at a furious gallop to see what all this 
commotion in Burling's brigade meant. He first came to the 
Second, and soon learned what the trouble was. The bedraggled 
major also came down to lay his troubles before the general, and 



George C. Coburn, Co. G. 

Was from Littleton. Colonel Bailey' 
and with an individuality which made him as well 
known as the colonel. Everybody knew "Pug" 
Coburn. He died at Lisbon, June 10, 1891. 



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when he had finished his tale of woe the general roared out: 
"They served you right, sir ! What business or authority have you 
in the camp of this brigade? Go to your own command, sir!" 
The major went, and the brass-mounted Heavies were saved an 
awful licking. 

July 16. Marched to vvithin about iour miles of Harper's 
Ferry. Drew three days' rations. 

July 17. Marched at 4 p. m. Crossed at Harper's Ferry on a 
pontoon bridge of forty boats, and over the chain bridge, and 
advanced about three miles on 
the Leesburg road. The Second 
went on picket at night. A 
squad of deserters arrived from 
New Hampshire, and Billy 
Appleton started for Washing- 
ton to take the examination for 
a commission in a negro regi- 
ment. 

July 18. The corps moved 
at 4 a. m., and some of the 
Second were overlooked in the 
withdrawal of pickets until long 
after the regiment marched. 
Went about eight miles. 

July 19. Started at 8 a. m. John B. FIsk, Co. A. 

and marched about five miles. Was from FitzwilHam. Wounded at Gettys- 

..11 burg, July 2, 1863, and discharged for disability 

Sid. Farrow rejomed the com- the following December. 

pany (I), direct from the 

Gettysburg hospitals. Charley Vickery died on the loth, and 
Ballard, Dascomb and Patch are all dead. The Second Division 
were sharply reprimanded, in orders by General French, for 
straggling. They have not been accustomed to this kind of "sass" 
from their former corps commanders, and are consequently swear- 
ing mad. 

July 20. Reveille at 2 in the morning, and marched at 4, 
following the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge. At 3 p. m. arrived 
at Upperville, about a mile from Ashby's Gap. I'he debris of many 
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a cavalry fight is scattered about, and directly in front of the 
Second's camp, by the roadside, are four fresh graves. 

July 21. Inspection of arms, in the forenoon, by Colonel 
Burling. An order was read relative to details to be sent home to 
drill drafted men — three commissioned officers and six enlisted 
men from each regiment. 

July 2 2. The corps marched at 3 p. m., taking the Manassas 
Gap road. Passed through Piedmont, where we crossed the rail- 
road, and camped about a mile beyond, by the side of Goose Creek. 
July 23. At 5 a. m. marched to Manassas Gap, where the 
cavalry have been skirmishing with the enemy for the past three 
days. In the afternoon the corps attacked the rebels, and after a 
fight of three hours drove them from the heights at the west end of 
the gap. 

This movement through Manassas Gap, with its resultant battle 
of Wapping Heights, was a reconnoissance in force, made with the 

hope of cutting in upon and crippling 
Lee on his line of retreat up the valley 
of the Shenandoah. The First Divis- 
ion, then commanded by General 
Ward, entered the gap on the night of 
July 22, and relieved Buford's cavalry, 
while the Second and Third Divisions 
came up on the following morning, 
joining the First at Linden Station at 
about 9 o'clock. 

The gap is several miles in length, 
and varies in width from a quarter of 
a mile to a mile. Its western end is 
blocked by a steep, rocky transverse 
ridge, known as Wapping Heights. 
This strong position was occupied by 
a heavy flank guard sent by Lee to 
cover his movements, the rebel force 
consisting of Rodes' division of Ewell's 
corps and Wright's brigade of Anderson's division. 

The Third Corps proceeded to dislodge the enemy. The First 



Corpl. Darius K. Bean, Co. F. 

Was severely wounded at Gettys- 
burg, July 2, 1863, and after being 
discharged from the Second enlisted 
in the Veteran Reserve Corps, from 
which he was discharged after four 
months' service, on account of his 
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Division advanced up the heights in line of battle, preceded by 

skirmishers, and followed by the Second and Third Divisions 

formed in brigade columns in mkss. The ground, although very 

rough and broken, was open, 

and the movements of every 

man of the corps in plain 

view. The skirmishers, from 

Berdan's Sharpshooters, did 

the work and carried the 

heights. Crawling up the 

steep slopes, through the tall 

grass and under cover of the 

scattered bowlders, the deadly 

accuracy of their fire at 

length broke the nerve of the 

rebels, who fled down the 

other side of the crest, leaving 

several of their dead behind 

the stone fence which had 

served them as a breastwork. 

From the crest the ground 
fell away more gradually to 
the west, and there was an 
extensive view, covering miles of the Shenandoah valley. The 
corps had hardly gained the position when General Meade rode up 
and took a long survey of the country to the west. Then the 
Second Division was thrown forward, the Second Brigade (Excel- 
siors) in advance, with Burling's following in support. 

A ragged gulch, in which a wild tangle of dewberry vines 
treacherously concealed the pitfalls among masses of bowlders, 
cut the slope down which the advance was made. Upon the 
opposite side was a swarm of the enemy's sharpshooters and 
skirmishers. The column plunged into this ravine, and when the 
Excelsiors went scrambling up the opposite side, the rebels left. 
But, two hundred yards beyond, there was another crest, upon 
which a rebel battle line suddenly arose and opened a sharp fire. 
But as soon as they were well clear of the gulch the Excelsiors went 



Sedley A. Lowd, Co. K. 

Born in Portsmouth, April 21, 1841. After his 
discharge from the Second, he served a term in 
the First N. H. H. A. Since the war he has 
resided in Londonderry; P. O. address, Derry 
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for this line with a rush and swept it into and across an open 
ravine to its rear. 

Burling's brigade, deploying as it advanced, crossed the ravine, 
and halted just under cover of its western lip, within easy support- 
ing distance of the Excelsiors. A rebel battery did a little firing 
irom a-distance, «nd their infantry ostentatiously displayed itself at 
Various points; but night was coming on, and the fighting was over 
for the day. Meacje had accomplished his purpose in forcing the 
gap, and Lee had accomplished his by making Meade take a whole 
day to do it in. But a small portion of the force present on either 
side was actually engaged, and the losses were not heavy. Rodes 
reported the rebel loss as about ninety-five. The Union loss was 
one hundred and five — twenty-four in the First Division and eighty- 
one in the Second. 

July 24. At an early hour this morning it was learned that the 
rebels had withdrawn from our front, and the Second Division was 
ordered to advance to Front Royal. The Second Regiment were 
deployed as skirmishers, and sweeping a wide range on either side 
of the road, picked up quite a number of footsore and discouraged 
rebel stragglers. The rebels made no opposition to speak of, their 
UveUest demonstration being a few shots from a battery at Front 
Royal, as the skirmish line approached the village. One of our 
batteries was at once brought up to the line, and put in position in 
the fields to the left of the road. But the rebel battery quickly 
decamped, and a few of our cavalry scouts, dashing into the town, 
found it entirely clear of rebels, excepting a few sick and wounded 
unfortunates. The object of the movement being accomplished, 
the skirmish line was withdrawn, and the division marched back as 
fat as Markham Station, in the gap, where it camped for the night. 

July 25. Made a march of about fifteen miles, passing through 
the village of Salem. The footsore and barefoot fellows got a ride 
today on an empty supply train. There was a big thunder shower 
during the night. ^ 

July 26. Took an early morning start and marched to Warren- 
ton. As the regiment marched down the main street. General 
Marston wks sighted, standing in front of a house, and answering 
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It was soon noised about that his mission was to have the Second, 
Fifth and Twelfth New Hampshire regiments detached from the 
Army of the Potomac for the formation of a brigade to serve under 
him on the Lower Potomac. And when, after our next halt, the 
rest of the corps marched on and left the Second still resting, it 
began to look like business. Then we marched back to Warrenton 
and went into camp close by General Meade's headquarters, for 
guard duty at which a detail was at once made from the regiment. 
General Marston was acting under the following authority : 

Washington, D. C, July 23 y 1863. 
Maj.-Gen. George G. Meade, 

A rmy of the Potomac : 
General: Brig.-Gen. G. Marston has been assigned by the Secretary of War to the 
command of Saint Mary's District, Maryland, where he is to establish a camp for prisoners of 
war. You will assign to him a guard of about 300 men from New Hampshire regiments. It is 
reported that there are only about that number in the Second, Fifth and Twelfth New Hamp- 
shire Volunteers. If more convenient, any other New Hampshire troops may be taken. It is 
intended to return these troops to the Army of the Potomac as soon as they can be filled up 
with drafted men from that State. 

Any prisoners of war you may have will be turned over to General Marston, who is directed 
to show you his instructions. 

Very respectfully, &c., 

H. W. HALLECK, 

General-tn- Chief. 

July 27. Marston's new brigade left Warrenton at lo a. m. on 
a train of flat cars, and arrived in Alexandria at 9 p. m. By some 
accident the train here broke apart, and the rear section, on which 
was the Second, was left standing at the depot. After waiting until 
half- past 1 1 o'clock, the forsaken troops left the train and started 
to march to Washington, but went into bivouac for the rest of the 
night about half-way between Alexandria and Long Bridge. 

July 28. Marched to Washington in the morning and took up 
quarters at the Soldiers' Rest. Received our company property 
from the government storehouses. One of the barracks is occupied 
by the rebel prisoners we are taking along, of which there are 
about three hundred. Among the number is an Irishman who 
formerly lived in Manchester. There are two or three whose 
homes are right here in Washington, and whose friends were 
permitted to bring them articles which they will need in their 
captivity. One female enthusiast abused her privilege as a visitor 
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Yankees to the death. He knew she was making an ass of herself, 
and looked bored and humiliated. 

July 29. Drew clothing, and none too soon, as some of the 
men were getting pretty ragged. Dress parade at 5 o'clock, when 
an order was read breaking a sergeant for drunkenness. Company 
clerks are busy making out pay rolls. 

July 30. Companies G and I on guard over rebel prisoners. 
At 6 p. m. the Second and Twelfth Regiments, with the prisoners, 
embarked on the steamer "John Brooks," for Point Lookout. The 
boat proceeded as faras Budd's Ferry, where it anchored for the 
night. The Fifth' Regiment was left at Washington, and is going to 
New Hampshire to recruit. 



Dana S. Jaquith, Co. A. 



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JULY 31, 1863, TO APRIL 7, 1864. POINT LOOKOUT DEPOT FOR 

PRISONERS OF WAR ESTABLISHED THE PRISON CAMP AND DISCI- 
PLINE PLANS AND EFFORTS TO ESCAPE THE SECOND REGIMENT 

FILLED UP WITH " BOUNTY JUMPERS " ^A CITY OF REFUGE FOR 

CONTRABANDS RAID INTO THE NORTHERN NECK THE SECOND 

JOINS butler's army OF THE JAMES. 

T nine o'clock on the morning of Friday, July 
31st, the "John Brooks" was at the Point 
Lookout wharf, and before night the prisoners 
and their guards were installed in comfortable 
camps, with A tents for shelter. Point Lookout 
is a long, low spit of sand at the mouth of the 
Potomac, about a mile in length, and varying 
in width from a mere point, at the lighthouse, 
to a third of a mile at its northern limit. At 
the latter point it is nearly separated from the 
mainland by a water basin several acres in 
extent, fed by a small stream from the country 
above, and flooded at every tide through its 
outlet on the river side. The salubrious sur- 
roundings had led to the establishment here of the Hammond 
General Hospital, which was located near the southerly end of the 
point, and had accommodations for many thousand patients. It 
was also an excellent location for a prison camp, being commanded 
at all points by the gunboat flotilla, and requiring but a compara- 
tively small force as a prison guard. 

The camps of the Second and Twelfth were pitched by the river 
side, well up toward the northerly end of the point, with the prison 
camp just across the way, on the Chesapeake Bay shore. 

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in which (i) General Marston assumed command of the District of 
Saint Mary's; (2) routine of duty for the troops was established; 
(3) detail of twenty men from the Second and Twelfth to serve as 
mounted scouts. This troop of improvised cavalry served an 

important purpose, until relieved 
by a detachment of regulars in 
September, in patrolling the coun- 
try above, apprehending escaped 
prisoners and deserters, and ferret- 
ing out the smugglers, with whom 
the lower Potomac had been a 
favorite point for crossing over 
into Dixie with contraband goods. 
Captain J. N. Patterson was 
appointed provost marshal of the 
district, with Captain George E. 
Sides as commandant of the prison 
camp. 

The men enjoyed to the utmost 
the good things which went with 
Point Lookout — the bathing and 
fishing and boating, the oysters 
and the crabs. The river front of 
the Second's camp was soon lined 
with a fleet of dugouts which had 
been gathered in from up the river. When off duty the men were 
given every privilege consistent with military discipline ; Marston 
knew his old men, and they were at liberty to roam at their own 
sweet will. 

Large detachments of prisoners began to arrive almost as soon 
as the camp was established. They came by boatloads, from New 
York, from Baltimore, from Washington. The hundreds at first 
gathered swelled to thousands, and as the prison camp expanded, 
more and more guards were required, until half of Marston's force 
were on duty each day, the men often standing a beat twelve hours 
out of the twenty-four. 

Years after the war, stung by the civilized world's condemnation 



William W. Wood, Co. I. 

Resides at Richford, Vermont. The 
above picture shows him as a booted and 
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of the atrocities of Andersonville and other rebel prison pens, some 
apologists of the Lost Cause attempted to set a back fire by alleging 
similar abuses at Point Lookout. The effort fell flat, however, 
having no foundation to stand upon. The arrangements for the 
reception and care of the prisoners at Point Lookout, and the 
administration of the affairs of the camp, were upon as humane and 
liberal lines as was possible for the control of large bodies of men 
in enforced confinement. The prisoners had proper and sufficient 
shelter, both tents and 
blankets. They had the same 
rations as their guards, and far 
better conveniences for cook- 
ing them, and there was a 
plentiful supply of excellent 
drinking water. The sanitary 
arrangements of their camp 
were perfect, the sinks being 
upon piles out over the waters 
of Chesapeake Bay. When 
sick they received as good care 
as did the men of the Second. 
Those enterprising fellows 
who exercised their unques- 
tionable right of attempting to 
get away, took their chances, 
and had no reason for com- 
plaint if disaster overtook 
them. Some escaped, more 
were recaptured, and two or 
three were drowned. "Why, 
d — n 'em," said Marston one day, when a party of runaways was 
brought in ; " they won't stay and let us treat 'em well when we 
want to." Only one of the prisoners, during the entire period of 
General Marston's administration, lost his life at the hands of the 
guards. He was fatally shot, on the night of October 31st, under 
circumstances given as follows in the Hammond Gazette, a little 
camp paper published on the point : 



Capt. George E. Sides, Co. K. 

The original second sergeant of Company K. 
He received rapid promotion, and his selection 
by General Marston for commandant of the Point 
Lookout prison camp was a high tribute to his 
energy and executive ability. After the war, he 
resided many years in California, but has now 
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S£ COND NE W HAMPSHIRE, 



" On Saturday night five of the rebel prisoners at the camp 
attempted to break the bonds of confinement by escaping from the 
custody of the guard, but the attempt proved a signal failure, and 
we trust will be a warning to all the prisoners who may have a 
longing desire to reach Dixie in that way. The facts of the case as 
near as we can learn upon reliable authority are these : The pris- 
oners succeeded, previous to the attempted escape, in making a 
subterraneous passage from one of their huts to the outside of the 
fence which incloses their camp, and through this they passed to 
the outside of the inclosure, thus avoiding a collision with the 

guard posted on the walk 
attached to the fence. 
After escaping thus far, 
they had not proceeded but 
a short distance when they 
came in contact with a 
patrol party which was out 
for the occasion — for it 
seems that the authorities 
had warning that such an 
attempt would be made — 
and were commanded to 
halt, which they refused to 
do, whereupon several 
rounds from the navy 
revolvers of the patrol were 
discharged at them, severely 
wounding two of the party, 
and causing them all to 
surrender. One of the men 
was so severely wounded 
that he is not expected to live. The affair created considerable 
excitement on the point, and many different stories wer^ afloat 
concerning it, but the above version is from a reliable source, and 
we presume correct." 

Infractions of camp discipline and defiance of authority — which 
it was inevitable should occasionally crop out in such a crowd — 



Sergt. Alonzo M. Hannaford, Co. G. 

Severely wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. 
Present residence, Roodhouse, 111. 



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were punished, of course, but 
never by unusual or excessive 
penalties. Once, when details 
were made from the prisoners 
to dig wells in their camp and 
assist in the erection of cook 
houses, some of them "struck." 
They were not going to do any 



work for the United States — not 
they ! They thought better of it^ 
however, after the walking dele- 
gates who had engineered them 
into the scrape were strung up by 
the wrists, and made haste to 
declare the strike off. This was 
the most serious revolt during 
General Marston's command of 
the district. All in all, the Rebs 
and Yanks got along very well 
together at Point Lookout. 
For two months after the establishment of the prison camp, it 
was without any inclosure, the prisoners being restrained only by a 
cordon of sentinels; but early in September a substantial board 
fence was erected, inclosing three sides of a tract covering twelve 
or fifteen acres. The water front was left open until about the 
middle of October, when the fence was extended to also cover that, 
although the prisoners were still given access to the water from 
sunrise to sunset. This fence was about twelve feet high, with a 
platform for sentries extending around the outside, about nine feet 



Lyman M. Aldrich, Co. I. 

Portraits taken at the time of his enlist- 
ment and in 1895. He was severely wounded 
at Gettysburg. Enlisted from Manchester, 
where he still resides, doing a large business 
as carpenter and builder. 



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from the ground. The main entrance to the camp, at the south- 
west corner, was commanded by a log blockhouse pierced for 
musketry and mounting two howitzers. A second camp, much 
smaller than the first, was established, later, exclusively for rebel 
officers. 

The prisoners would not have been human, and but very poor 
specimen Americans, had their brains not been actively at work 
devising means of escape. Not one in fifty, probably,] of these 

schemes was crowned with 
success, although some, for 
their extreme novelty and 
daring, certainly deserved to 
be. The most extensive 
conspiracy was unearthed in 
February, 1864. A large 
number of men were in it, 
and great preparations had 
been made. But "a little 
bird whispered" concerning 
the intended break, and 
prompt measures were taken 
to prevent it. The Second 
and Twelfth were paraded 
under arms, and the prisoners 
having been turned out of 
their quarters, a thorough 
examination was made of 
every tent. Several muskets 
were discovered, and a num- 
ber of bunks were found to be in fact quite serviceable boats, with 
oarlocks cut in their sides, and tightly calked with tallow and hard 
soap. Oars and paddles were also discovered. The only reasonable 
hope there could have been of an opportunity to use these must 
have been based on the connivance of sentries upon the water front 
of the camp. It was believed at the time that there was a conspir- 
acy to overpower the guard and so clear the way for a general 
exodus. Whatever the plans of the prisoners may have been, it 



Thomas M. Lang, Co. B. 

Was severely wounded at the battle of Oak 
Grove, leading to his discharge for disability. He 
resides in Concord. 



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was their good fortune more than anybody's else that their quixotic 
scheme was discovered in season to prevent any serious attempt to 
carry it out. 

Individual enterprises were numerous, some attempting to tunnel 
out, some to bribe the guards, and some to secrete themselves 
while outside the camp for wood or with working parties. Two of 
the latter class were observed to crawl under a storehouse one 
evening when their party was returning to camp. The officer of 
the guard quietly posted half a 
dozen men near by with instruc- 
tions to give the concealed fellows 
a good scare when they came out, 
but not to hurt them. When, after 
long waiting, the heads of the two 
adventurers appeared, cautiously 
reconnoitering the ground, they 
were greeted with an unexpected 
and hair-raising volley, which did 
no harm except to fairly paralyze 
them with fright. 

Applications began to pour in 
upon the provost marshal to take 
the oath of allegiance and go 
north. This was not surprising, 
considering the manner in which 
the rebels had filled up their ranks 
by a merciless conscription, sweep- 
ing in many who had but Httle 
sympathy with the Confederate cause. There were also many who 
wished to enlist and fight for the Union. Two full regiments of 
"Galvanized Yanks" — the First and Second United States Volun- 
teers — were organized from these, and sent to fight Indians in the 
West, where they did good service without danger of being cap- 
tured and shot as deserters by their former associates. Many also 
enlisted into the navy, and quite a little detachment were received 
into the Second, where, without exception, they made a record as 
brave and ^rue soldiers second to none. 



Sergt. Joseph B. Read, Co. H. 

Was wounded at Second Bull Run, and 
severely at Gettysburg. Appointed cap- 
tain in 28th U. S. C. T., and promoted to 
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The Fifth Regiment arrived from New Hampshire on the 
afternoon of November 13. On the following day they disem- 
barked, and made their camp on the Chesapeake side of the point, 
just north of the prison camp. The regiment had been recruited 
up, very largely with that execrable class of substitutes known as 
"bounty jumpers." A big proportion of these were only awaiting 
an opportunity to desert, and some got in their work very soon. As 
early as the 17th, the following entry appears in the writer's diary : 

"Several of the Fifth Regi- 
ment's subs, attempted to get 
away today. Two boarded a 
schooner, and gave the negro 
captain fifty dollars to take 
them up the river. A gun- 
boat got onto the racket and 
gave chase, overhauling and 
bringing back the whole 
outfit. Another party pad- 
(Ired up the river in a canoe. 
A mounted party pursued up 
the beach, but they landed at 
a point outside the guards 
and escaped to the woods. 
To prevent these attempts in 
the future, the small boats 
Van Buren Glazier, Co. G. from which we have derived 

From a portrait taken just pric.r to his enlist- gQ niuch pleasurc are all taken 

ment. He now resales at Lisbon. " 

away. Cuss the subs ! " 
November 30th, the Second received its first dose of the same 
material — one hundred and seventy-five — and on the 19th of 
December another installment of three hundred and fifty came 
along. Quite a number had found opportunities to desert while 
671 route. There was a little good material mixed in with these 
recruits, but it is no credit to New Hampshire that she turned such 
a mass of rubbish loose into her old veteran regiments. The old 
men of the Second, the true New Hampshire boys, who for more 
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should be the pride of their state for ages, keenly felt the change 
which had come. For them the "Old Second" of glorious 
memory and heroic achievements had ceased to exist. This feeling 
was a serious blow to the veteranizing, or re- enlistment, of the old 
men, which was invited about this time. 

In spite of all precautions, a number of these rascals got away. 
December 3d, a party made off with a boat in which an officer had 
come ashore from one of the gunboats. Later, one who had been 
made a corporal rowed away, 
sometime between sunset and 
sunrise, with his entire squad 
posted at the wharf. 

Contrabands came in in great 
numbers, from both Maryland 
and Virginia, fleeing to Point 
Lookout as their city of refuge. 
Some took great risks in crossing 
from the Virginia shore, five or 
six miles distant. One morning, 
in one of the wildest gales of the 
season, a sturdy young black man 
landed with his wife and three 
little children from a little dug- 
out canoe barely large enough 
for the five to crowd themselves 
into. How they ever got across 
was the wonder of the men. On 
the last day of the year, seven boats came across, one of which was 
loaded with thirty- two men, women and children, to say nothing of 
household truck and furniture. There was evidently a widespread 
determination where they came from to start the new year on a 
sound basis. 

The institution of slavery was now in such general disrepute 
that even the Marylanders had their labor for their pains in 
attempting to recover their slaves who fled to the point. A planter 
of the neighborhood, named Coan, came into camp and complained 
that about forty of his slaves bad come within Marston's lines. He 



Charles E. Mclntire, Co. G. 

Resides in Lancaster, where he has been a 
figure in public affairs, having been Register 
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asked assistance in forcing them to return to their quarters on his 
plantation. General Marston treated him courteously, but gave him 
no encouragement. The shrewd negroes had left the plantation in 
the night, crossed to the Virginia side, and come into camp in the 



Star Spangled Banner Masonic Lodge, Point Lool<out. 
Drawn by J. Warren Thyng, from Sketch by Sergt. James E. Saunders, 

morning, claiming that they were from the neighborhood of 
Richmond. One of his old hands was accosted by the planter 
while at work on the wharf discharging a transport : "Why, Sam, 
how came you here?" " 'Scuse me, sar, but I nebber seed you 
afo'. I *s from Ole V'ginny ! " The planter could get none of his 
former slaves to recognize him, and he retired discomfitted. 

The negroes were not the only refugees from Dixie. August 
23d, there were fifteen white men under guard at headquarters who 
had fled to escape conscription into the rebel army. They would 
have been sent north upon simply taking the oath of allegiance ; 
but some of them refused to do so, and were accordingly sent back 
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January 12, 1864, General Marston led a raiding party across 
the river, into what is known as the Northern Neck, under the 
following instructions : 

Headqrs. Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, 

Fort Monroe, January b, 1864. 
Brig. Gen. G. Marston, 

Commanding District of St. Mary's. 
General: Information having been received here that a small cavalry force of the enemy is 
roaming about the counties of Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster, Va., 
collecting conscripts, deserters, horses, mules, neat stock, and grain, and sending the same to 
Richmond and the rebel army, the major general commanding this department commands that 
you cross the Potomac with such force as you may deem necessary and as can be spared from 
other service, and with the aid of the gunboats at your command effect a landing in the above- 
named counties, capture or disperse any hostile force you may find there, seize and fetch away 
the negroes, live-stock, tobacco, and grain of rebel owners, and also the boats used in carrying 
men and supplies across the Rappahannock. The grain and boats and other property which 
you cannot fetch away you are authorized to destroy. It is to be hoped that large quantities of 
wood and cattle for the use of the prisoners may be thus obtained. 
Respectfully yours, 

R. S. DAVIS, Assistant Adjutant-General. 

Marston's raiding party consisted of three hundred infantry — 
picked men from the Second and Twelfth — one hundred and fifty 
cavalry, and a section of a Rhode Island battery. The expedition 
left the wharf early in the morning, convoyed by gunboats, landed 
on the Virginia shore, and for three days created quite a commotion 
among the rebels, of whom there was a small irregular force in the 
neighborhood. Considerable property of value to the enemy was 
destroyed, a few rebel officers and soldiers home on furlough were 
captured, and some live-stock picked up. The expedition arrived 
back at the point on the afternoon of the 15 th, having lost one man 
accidentally killed and about a dozen missing. The rebel report of 
the raid was as follows : 

Centre Cross, January i8, 1864. 

Sir: The enemy made a raid through the Northern Neck, landing at Kinsale, Westmoreland 
county, on the Potomac, on last Tuesday at 4 p. m. The force consisted of about 100 cavalry 
and the same of infantry, and passed directly through the county of Richmond into Lancaster 
and Northumberland, and embarked again on Thursday from a wharf on the Great Wicomoco 
river, Northumberland county. The force came to Point Lookout from Norfolk a few days 
previous. They are increasing their force there (Point Lookout), I think, with a view to guard 
our prisoners, which have greatly increased at that point. The raid was a very small one, and 
I think indicates nothing of importance. No other movement on the Potomac. I am, &c., 

JNO. BRAXTON, 

Major-Gencral Elzev. Capt. and Asst. Adjt.-Gen. 

It was on this expedition that one of the officers ran up against 
the rugged side of "the old man." The troops were embarking 
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with their plunder at the Wicomoco wharf when the officer told 
Marston he had captured a fine blooded horse, which he asked the 
general to accept as a present. Marston looked at him a moment 
in amazement, then thundered out, " Who asked you to go 'round 
stealing horses for me? Turn him over to the quartermaster." 

January witnessed a great " building boom " in the camp of the 
Second. First, Sibley tents were furnished to take the place of the 
A tents, with a plentiful supply of logs cut to the right length for 
stockading to a height of five or six feet. The setting of the 
stockades and the pitching of the new tents, was a tedious job, but 
there was full compensation in the increased room and comfort. 

Then a pot of about six hundred dollars was raised by good old 
Chaplain Adams for the erection of a chapel. The Twelfth had 
built one at a cost of three hundred dollars, and the Second saw 
them and went three hundred better. It would be interesting to 
know just how much of this was contributed by the godless subs, 
who were rolling in the wealth of their big bounties, and ready to 
chip in for anything from a jack-pot to a chapel. 

About this time a hall was erected for the Star Spangled Banner 
Lodge of Masons, which was working under a dispensation from the 
Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. 

On the 23d of February the Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops 
arrived upon the point to assist in doing guard duty, as four 



Henry H. Everett was born in Wilmington, N. C, November 6, 1841. While yet a child 
his parents returned to their former home in New Hampshire, locating in Manchester in 1846. 
He left the public schools at thirteen to serve an apprentice- 
ship on the Granite Farmer and Visitor. On the breaking 
out of the war he enlisted in the Rifle Rangers, which became 
Company C of the Second Regiment. His superior clerical 
abilities led to his appointment as regimental, or adjutant's, 
clerk, in which position he proved invaluable to successive 
adjutants. Returning to Manchester at the expiration of his 
three years' term of service, he again engaged at his trade, for 
some years in the employ of C. F. Livingston. In 1875 he 
purchased an interest in the Saturday Night Dispatch, which 
he disposed of three years later, and in company with Levi L. 
Aldrich started th^ Weekly Times, a paper especially devoted 
to the interests of the soldiers. In the spring of 1883 this venture came to an end, and he 
entered the employ of the Manchester Union, on the editorial staff of which he served until 
his death. Over the signature " The Rambler" he conducted a department which will stand as 
his literary monument. He died at Manchester March 24, 1895, of pneumonia, after an illness 
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hundred and fifty men were 
to leave the next day for New 
Hampshire on furloughs of 
twenty days. It was not a 
mere accidental coincidence 
that all the men who went 
were legal voters, and that 
their furloughs brought them 
home at the date of the annual 
state election. 

The furloughed men were 
transported to Boston on the 
"Admiral Dupont," formerly 
the blockade- runner " Tubal 
Cain," which was lost at sea 
in the summer of 1865. Re- 
turning, they left Boston on 
the 15 th of March, upon the 
steamer "Enid," arrived at 
Fort Monroe on the morning 
of March 18, where they were 
transferred to the steamer 
"Louisiana," which landed 
them at Point Lookout about 
midnight. 

On the 24th of March 
occurred the famous snowball 
battle between the Second and 
Twelfth. A phenomenal snow 
storm had piled up drifts in 
some places five or six feet 
deep. Three or four men 
from each regiment got to pitching snow at each other in play ; 
others joined in, and in a little while a battle royal was on. Tents 
were wrecked, bones broken, eyes blacked, and teeth knocked out 
— all in fun. As a truthful historian, we cannot deny that the 
Twelfth had some reason to crow over general results ; but we must 



Corpl. Hiram F. Gerrish, Co. B. 

The above portrait of "Hi.," as wagon-mas- 
ter, is from a tintype taken by the wayside 
during the Gettysburg campaign. He was 
subsequently promoted to a lieutenancy 'in the 
Thirty-seventh U. S. C. T., and served as 
quartermaster on division and corps staffs, was 
promoted to be Captain and A. Q. M., and 
rounded out his military career as brevet major 
and chief quartermaster of the District of North 
Eastern Virginia. He resides in Concord, and 
has been Deputy State Treasurer for many 
years. 



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claim for the Second the credit for the two most brilliant plays of 
the game. The first was the heroic defence of the regiment's 
garrison flag by the colonel's gallant little wife, who sallied forth 
with a broom and put to rout a force of the enemy who had reached 
the flagstaff and were about to lower the national emblem. Second 
only to this sortie was the destruction of the Twelfth's ammunition 
train by Adjutant Cooper, who by a wild charge, ending in a flying 
leap, sat down on a wheelbarrow load of nice hard snowballs which 
had been brought up to the front, and wrecked the whole outfit. 
He was taken prisoner, and released on terms known only to him- 
self and his captors. 

On the 4th of April General Marston was relieved by General 
Hinks, having been assigned to command of the First Brigade, First 
Division, Eighteenth Army Corps. Three days later the Second 
embarked on the steamer "Escort," and headed, as two years 
before from the same point, for Yorktown. 



Major Hiram F. Gerrish. 



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CHAPTER XIV. 

APRIL 8 TO MAY 28, 1 864. BUTLER's CAMPAIGN ON THE JAMES 

EXECUTION OF DESERTERS THE ARMY OF THE JAMES LANDS AT 

BERMUDA HUNDRED AND CITY POINT DESTRUCTION OF REBEL 

RAILROAD COMMUNICATIONS BATTLE OF SWIFT CREEK ADVANCE 

ON FORT DARLING BATTLE OF DREWRY'S BLUFF A WIRE MAN- 
TRAP THE " FOG FIGHT " SORTIE BY LIEUTS. SAUNDERS AND 

LEES DEATH OF CAPTAIN PLAIT ARMY RETIRES TO BERMUDA 

HUNDRED EIGHTEENTH CORPS SENT TO REINFORCE GRANT. 

T an early hour on the morning of the 8th of 
April the Second landed at York town, marched 
up through the little town, and went into 
camp on the plain outside the encircling 
fortifications. The post was under command 
of General Wistar, with a garrison consisting 
of the One Hundred and Forty-eighth New 
York and a brigade of colored troops. On 
the nth the Twelfth New Hampshire came 
down from Point Lookout, one of the colored regiments being sent 
up to take their place. 

The regiment was hardly in camp before the bounty jumpers 
began to jump. Within three>^ays^,over a hundred men deserted 
from the Second. But very few got clear away. Some made their 
way toward the rebel lines, but the greater part struck down the 
Peninsula toward Fort Monroe, and were gathered in like rats in 
a bag. At Point Lookout they had been reasonably sure of escape 
if they could but once get outside the camp limits ; but here the 
conditions were reversed — their troubles commenced where they 
had formerly ended. The old men cursed each successive squad 
as they were brought in, and felt more homesick than ever. 

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some of these, and a court martial was convened for the trial of the 

most flagrant cases. John Egin, of Company A, was tried on the 

12 th, found guilty, and sentenced to be shot to death between the 

hours of 5 and 6 p. m. on the 13th. Egin was picked up while 

making his way toward the rebel lines by a Union scout in rebel 

uniform. Preparations were made for carrying out the sentence. 

The Second marched to the place selected 

fo r the execution, and Egin was on his way 

when a reprieve arrived and arrested the 

proceedings. Egin threw his cap in the 

air and danced for joy. He probably 

thought the whole affair was only "a bluff." 

Bu t his reprieve was only temporary. On 

the 15th he rode forth again, seated upon 

his coffin, this time with a comrade in 

misery and to his death. His companion 

was from Company F, and had enlisted 

under the name of Henry Holt: but the 

. , ^ ^ ,. J 1 , J. 1 J , 1- Capt. Hugh R.Richardson, Co. C. 
night before his death he divulged that his p^^j,j^^,y ^„^^„ ^^ .j^^^. 

name was McGuire, and that he was from Zi^ ^as t^e^first voiuntee^ 
Yorkshire, England, where he had a wife [rd Pn^TfL^^grantTc'T 
and two children. ^J^slVrgr^^flLTo^rnry^at 

The place of execution was about a made his home at Littleton. 

mile below the fort, upon the bluff overlooking the river. The 
regulation formalities and arrangements for a military execution 
were fully observed. The condemned men's own regiment was 
drawn up in line, with unloaded muskets, facing the spot where the 
deserters were to die. A section of artillery was upon the left of 
the regiment, trained to rake it. The One Hundred and Forty- 
eighth New York, in line to its rear, and two colored regiments on 
the right, all with loaded muskets, hedged the Second round about. 
No words can tell how keenly the proud old men of the proud old 
Second felt the disgrace of the position. 

The condemned men rode to the spot seated upon their coffins, 
and accompanied by a priest. The carts stopped directly in front 
of the Second, where the men alighted, and their coffins were 
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the river bluff. The provost marshal read the findings of the court 
and the sentence, when the firing party of twelve men advanced 
and took position a few feet in front of the coffins. The prisoners 
removed their coats, and knelt upon the grass while the priest per- 
formed the holy offices of the church. Arising, they shook hands 
with the provost marshal and the priest. Their eyes were bandaged 
and their wrists lied with white handkerchiefs. Then they were led 

to and seated upon their 
coffins, facing the execu- 
tioners. The marshal 
raised his hand, and his 
men brought their pieces 
to a "ready ;*' again, and 
the guns sprang to the 
shoulder; a third time, 
and the volley rang out. 
Two or three bullets were 
heard singing out over the 
river, and Egin and Holt 
fell back across their cof- 
fins. After a short time 
the bodies were examined 
by surgeons, who declared 
life extinct, when all the 
troops were filed past the 
bodies and back to their 
Corpl. John J. Moore, Co. G. camDS. 

Present residence, Meadville, Pa. [See page 156.] g^^ veUgeaUCe WaS 

not yet satisfied. James Scott, of Company G, and Owen Mc- 
Donald, of Company K, had been picked up by the gunboat 
"Mystic," while paddling up Chesapeake Bay in a small boat, 
outside the Union lines. From memoranda found on their persons 
relative to the military preparations at Yorktown, it appeared that 
they were prepared to furnish valuable information to the enemy. 
They were tried for desertion, found guilty, and paid the penalty 
upon the plain in front of Fort Magruder, at Williamsburg, on the 
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These drastic measures had a most salutary eflFect, the desertions 
by wholesale being immediately checked. Fred Phisterer, sometime 
Adjutant General of New York, states in his statistical record that 
twelve men who were soldiers were executed by sentence of court 
martial during the war. If his figures are correct, the Second 
Regiment certainly furnished 

an undue proportion of this ! 

disgraceful roll. I 

Butler's Army of the James 
was now assembling at York- 
town and Gloucester. It was 
to comprise two Army Corps 
— the Eighteenth, commanded 
by General William F. (Baldy) 
Smith, and General Gillmore's 
Tenth Corps, the latter coming 
up from South Carolina on 
transports. This gave Butler 
an effective force of over thirty 
thousand men, with which he 
was to move against Richmond 
from the south simultaneous 

with the advance of the Army 

of the Potomac across the 
Rapidan. Butler, by assem- 
bling his army on the banks of the York, and by sending a brigade 
to West Point, at the head of that river, to begin the construction 
of wharves, completely misled the rebels as to his intentions. They 
believed he would follow McClellan's route of 1862, and made their 
arrangements accordingly. But his plan was, by a sudden move- 
ment up the James, on transports, to land his army on the south 
side of that river, as near Richmond as possible, and destroy the 
rebel communications south before they could organize an effective 
opposition. 

The Eighteenth Corps comprised three divisions. General 
Brooks commanding the First, and General Weitzel the Second. 
The Third Division was composed of two small brigades of colored 



Albert F. Baxter, Co. G. 



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troops, under General Hinks. The Second Regiment was assigned 
to the Second Brigade of the Second Division, commanded by 
General Wistar, and consisting of the Eleventh Connecticut, Second 
and Twelfth New Hampshire, and One Hundred and Forty-eighth 
New York. 

On the 2 2d of April the brigade moved to Williamsburg, near 
which city it remained in camp until the 4th of May, on the after- 
noon of which day it marched over to Grove Landing, on the 
James, and embarked on steamboats from an old wharf which had 
been newly planked for the occasion. The boats anchored in the 

stream until morning, when, with the 
first rays of the sun, the great fleet 
carrying the Army of the James came 
steaming up the river, having passed 
during the night from the York 
around into the James. There were 
about fifty transports loaded with 
troops, with a squadron of war vessels 
comprising four monitors, the rebel- 
built ironclad "Atlanta," and ten 
gunboats. In this majestic procession 
the boats bearing Wistar's brigade 
took their position. 

The afternoon was well advanced 

Michael C. Minor. Co. I. ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ approached the mouth 

x> A . n u'A u u T> of the Appomattox. Troops from the 

Kesides at Lambndgebo rough, Pa. *^^ *^ 

colored division were landed at Wil- 
son's Landing and Fort Powhatan and occupied those important 
positions, and the remainder of Hinks' division disembarked at 
City Point without opposition. The white troops were landed at 
Bermuda Hundred, just across the mouth of the Appomattox from 
City Point, and went into camp near the landing. 

The movement had, thus far, been a complete surprise to the 
rebels. With a large, well-officered and finely-discipHned army, 
Butler had leaped to within fifteen miles of Richmond and eight 
miles of Petersburg. In the light of our present knowledge it 
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Nathaniel W. Adams, Co, B. 



threatened, General 
gathered from the 
with which to meet 
terms. 

On the morning 
on the north side 
advanced — the 
along the Port 
the river, and the 
farther north. The 
were full of the 
is a commander's 
work by his troops 
appreciation of the rebel dilemma was 
not clouded by the heavy responsibility 
which rested on their leaders. They 
expected that before another morning 
they would be charging over the para- 
pets of Fort Darling, and the next day, 
perhaps, into Richmond. 

The body of the army, however, 
advanced only about three miles, to the 
neck of the Bermuda Hundred penin- 
sula. Here the distance from river to 



Petersburg almost without a struggle, 
and it is quite probable that Richmond 
could have been taken as well. The 
greatest consternation prevailed in the 
rebel capital. Pickett had but about 
six hundred men at Petersburg on the 
morning of the 6th, and there were but 
very few troops in Richmond. But the 
rebel weakness was not known to But- 
ler, and he moved with a caution which 
lost him the golden opportunity. Before 
Petersburg or Richmond were seriously 
Beauregard had 



Orrin Brock, Co. E. 
Their intuitive 



Carolinas a force 
Butler on equal 

of the 6th the troops 
of the Appomattox 
Eighteenth Corps 
Wallhal road, near 
Tenth upon roads 
men in the ranks 
enthusiasm which 
guaranty of good 



John Eaton, Co. E. 



Note, The plates used in this page are from H. L. Robinson's " Pittsfield, N. H., in the 
Great Rebellion. 



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river was only about two miles, and the work of fortifying was at 
once commenced. With the gunboats patrolling both rivers, and 
the fortified line completing the inclosure, Butler had an almost 
impregnable base of operations. 

About 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Heckman*s brigade of 
WeitzePs division, with a battery, was thrown forward to make a 
reconnoissance toward the Petersburg and Richmond railroad. 
They had nearly reached Port Walthal Junction (where a short spur 

road from Port Walthal, the head 
of navigation on the Appomattox, 
connects with the main Hne), when 
they encountered a rebel force and 
engaged in a sharp skirmish which 
cost them sixty men. The rebels 
were the first arrival of Beaure- 
gard's hurrying reinforcements — a 
portion of Hagood's brigade, from 
North Carolina. Heckman sent 
for reinforcements, but instead 
came an order to retire, and at 7 
o'clock he retraced his steps and 
rejoined the division. 

The next day (7 th) a heavier 
demonstration was made. General 
Brooks advanced to Port Walthal 
Junction with three brigades from 
the Tenth Corps and one from the 
Eighteenth. More of Beauregard's 
troops had arrived, and Brooks had 
some lively fighting, with a loss of three hundred men. He did 
some damage to the railroad, and retired at night. During this 
day the Second Regiment were engaged in tearing down a house 
near their camp, preparatory to the building of a redoubt. In the 
evening the waving torch of a rebel signal station was observed just 
across the Appomattox from the position of the Second. Two 
rifled guns were brought up, whose practice was so good that the 
rebel lights were shortly extinguished. 



Corpl. Michael McManus, Co. A. 

Was from Fitzwilliam. Wounded at 
Gettysburg. He died many years since, 
and IS buried at Fitchburg, Mass. 



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Sunday, the 8th, there 
was no demonstration to the 
front, but the army was 
busily engaged in fortifying. 
The position of the Eight- 
eenth Corps was on a plateau 
of considerable elevation, 
from which there was an 
extended view up the Appo- 
mattox, which here makes a 
sharp bend to the south, 
toward Petersburg. The 
spires of the city, about five 
miles distant, could be seen 
across the succession of low 
islands which for much of 
the distance divide the river 
into many channels. 

On the morning of the George W. Pickup, Co. C. 

9th the third advance was Now a prosperous manufacturer of tin, copper, 

J • 1 -1 brass and sheet-iron' work, at Worcester, Mass. 

made agamSt the railroad. The above portrait is from a picture taken shortly 

by the entire force north of ^ " 

the Appomattox. Reaching the road at Port Walthal Junction 
without opposition, the Tenth Corps commenced its destruction 
north of that point, while the Eighteenth swept south, toward 
Petersburg ; Brooks' division follo\ying the railroad, and Weitzel's 
the Petersburg and Richmond pike, a short distance to the right 
(or west) of, and parallel with, the railroad. 

Heckman's brigade led the advance along the pike, with Wis- 
tar's closely following. The column had advanced about a mile, 
when, at Arrowfield Church — just beyond which the road crosses 
Swift Creek, an affluent of the Appomattox — the enemy was found 
in position with infantry and artillery. Heckman's brigade at once 
deployed in line across the pike, making connection with Brooks* 
division on the left. Wistar's brigade moved up on Heckman's 
right, and the skirmishers were withdrawn preparatory to an attack 
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skirmishers fell back, Hagood's brigade of five regiments dashed 
upon Heckman with the shrill rebel yell, but were stubbornly met 
and speedily whirled back in confusion upon their reserve of three 

Tennessee regiments, posted 
just north of the bridge. 

As Weitzel approached 
Swift Creek his Hne came un- 
der the fire of artillery posted 
in a field work on the opposite 
side. A section of Follett's 
battery was brought up to 
engage these guns, but was 
worsted and forced to retire. 
There was considerable desul- 
tory firing, continuing until 
after dark, and W e i t z e 1' s 
troops, after throwing out a 
heavy picket line, went into 
bivouac for the night in the 
positions they then held. 

The Second Regiment had 
six men wounded in this little 
battle of Swift Creek, among 
the number being Lieutenants 
Lord and Swain. It was also 
reported at the time, and re- 
corded not only in the author's 
diary, but in one other which he has examined, that one man was 
killed in the Second ; but the official records do not now designate 
any such casualty. Perhaps the poor fellow buried in the fence 
corner belonged to some other regiment. 

The following day (loth) the army returned to the Bermuda 
Hundred lines. It had destroyed about six miles of railroad, and 
Butler telegraphed the Secretary of War : " Lieutenant-General 
Grant will not be troubled with any further reinforcements to Lee 
from Beauregard's forces." 

On the 1 2 th General Kautz started out with two brigades of 



Quartermaster Charles H. Shute. 

Entered the service from Concord as a corporal 
of Company 11. On being mustered out he. went 
to New Orleans, where he held important posi- 
tions in customs and internal revenue services, 
and for nearly four years was Cashier and Acting 
Asst. U. S, Treasurer. Resigned in 1873 *P ^^" 
cept position as Payer in New Orleans National 
Bank, which he still holds. He is prominent in 
educational and charitable movements. Was 
elected Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the G. 
A. R. in 1894. 



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cavalry to cut the Danville railroad, and at the same time Butler 
moved north, toward Drewry's Bluff, with Weitzel's and Brooks* 
divisions of the Eighteenth Corps and Terry's and Turner's of the 
Tenth — in all about twenty thousand men. Butler encountered a 
cloud of rebel skirmishers, covering his entire front, almost as soon 
as he was clear of his works. These were pushed back, slowly but 
steadily, and by night the army had advanced three miles — half the 
distance to Drewry's Bluff — and went into bivouac on the south 
side of Proctor's Creek. 

Early on the morning of the 13th the advance was continued, 
up the turnpike, until portions of Weitzel's skirmish line came in 
sight of the outer defences of Fort Darling, which were seen to be 
too strong for a direct assault if fully manned. But Gillmore, 
by a circuitous route to the left, turned the outer line and occupied 
its extreme left, nearly two miles 
from the turnpike. Gillmore' s 
success led to the abandonment 
of the rest of that line by the 
rebels ; and when, the next 
morning, the Eighteenth Corps 
advanced — Brooks upon the left 
of the road, and Weitzel on the 
right — it met with no opposition 
except from skirmishers, the 
enemy having retired into his 
second, or intermediate, line of 
works. 

The prominent feature of this 
intermediate line was a bastion ^^''P'' ^■'"'^'" "' P'P^'*' ^°* •"• 

salient of great strength, called Resides at Laconia. 
Fort Stevens, upon an eminence immediately in front of Weitzel. 
It was also seen that the first line was really a great arm, or prong, 
of the second, with which it connected at a point near the fort. 
The enemy opened ' a heavy fire of artillery from Fort Stevens, 
which was kept up until Weitzel's skirmishers, advancing under 
cover of stumps and two or three log huts, reached a position from 
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proper connections of brigades and divisions were made, and the 
line established about six hundred yards from the rebel works, with 

the picket line well advanced. 
There were plenty of logs for 
breastworks, which the troops set 
about constructing. 

A general attack had been 
ordered for the morning of the 
15 th, but was abandoned as too 
hazardous, and probably wisely, 
as Beauregard, who was present 
in person, had ten brigades then 
assembled behind his fortifica- 
tions. The day was spent by 
Weitzel's troops in perfecting 
their breastworks, and the most 
judicious part of their labor was 
the setting of the same trap that 
had worked so beautifully in the 
defence of Fort Sanders, at Knox- 
ville. It possibly saved Butler's 
army from a disaster. From 
stump to stump in front of the breastworks, telegraph wires were 
strung at the right height to trip a charging force. The whole of 
WeitzePs front, with the exception of a portion of Heckman's brig- 
ade uncovered by extending his line to the right, was so protected, 
and it was of more service than a thousand muskets in the "fog 
fight ** of the following morning. There was a lively picket fight 
going on all day, and the Second had one man killed — John Mc- 
Evay, of Company E. 

On the morning of the i6th, Beauregard boldly assumed the 
offensive. The formation of Weitzel's division at the time of the 
attack was as follows : 



Samuel H. Oliver, Co. I. 

Now a locomotive engineer, residing at 
Athol, Mass. 



WISTAR. 


21 

CT. 


8 

ME. 


98 

N.Y. 


HECKMA 


N. 


12 148 2 11 

N.H. N.Y. N.H. CT. 


25 27 23 

MS. MS. MS. 


9 

N. J 



Cavalry Vedettes. 



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The three center regiments had been sent to Weitzel from other 
divisions to enable him to extend his line to the right so as to cover 
the river road — the direct route to Bermuda Hundred — and were 
under Heckman*s immediate command. The vedettes were one 
hundred and fifty negro cavalry, spread over a distance of three- 
fourths of a mile, from Heckman's right to the James. This was 
the weak point of Butler's position. Between the cavalry and the 
rebel works was an open coun- 
try very favorable for the 
formation and rapid movement 
of large bodies of troops. 

In Beauregard's plan, the 
first blow was to fall upon 
Weitzel, to turn Butler's right 
and double it back upon his 
center, giving the rebels con- 
trol of both the river road and 
turnpike, and effecting the 
capture or dispersal of Butler's 
force. Under cover of the 
night Ransom marched his di- 
vision of four brigades out 
from Fort Stevens and placed 
it in position for an attack on 
Weitzel at daybreak. If, as 
Generals Smith and Weitzel 
both state, they had no infor- 
mation that night of the rebd 
movements, they were not as well posted as the men behind the 
breastworks, who were not surprised when the attack came. It was 
in the air, doubtless by touch with the picket line, that something 
unusual was going on inside the rebel lines. 

Just before daybreak a fog came rolling up from the James, of 
such exceeding opacity that objects could be seen through it at a 
distance of only a very few yards. About five o'clock there was a 
scattering fire at the front, and the pickets came straggling back 
over the breastwork with the cheerful intelligence that "The 
15 



Daniel W. Newell, Principal Musician. 

Enlisted, from Manchester, as a musician in 
Company 1, and was promoted to principal 
musician. He now resides at West Medway» 
Mass., and is prominent in various Veteran 
organizations. 



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Johnnies are coming ! " The troops at once lined the breastworks, 
all ready to receive company. A rattling volley was heard, away to 
the right — then another — and another. Soon, through the fog 
screen, on the front of the Second, the rebel yell was heard, and a 
\;harging line burst into view. The Second pressed the triggers, 
and the network of wires did the rest. It broke up the procession. 

The terrible tragedy which 
was being enacted was not 
without its humorous features, 
when those deadly wires got 
in their work. The dead, the 
wounded, and the uninjured, 
were piled up together, litter- 
ing the ground as far out as 
the eye could penetrate the 
fog in front of the breast- 
works. Those who got upon 
their feet and attempted to go 
back were shot down without 
mercy. Reinforcements were 
brought up by the rebels, but 
there was no further attempt 
at a rush — one dose of that 
was enough. But they held a 
position well up, and main- 
tained a sharp fire. 

The living rebels lying 
between the two lines of fire were in a trying position, and the 
surest harbor of refuge was with the Yankees behind the breast- 
works. Charles H. Eastman, of Company F, tells how while he 
and Levi Witham, with their cartridges arranged on a little shelf 
between the logs, were " giving the Johnnies the best there was in 
the shop," one of them came tumbling over the breastwork, crying, 
" My God, boys, what are you doing? " 

Lieutenants James E. Saunders and Thomas Lees coveted a 
rebel flag which seemed to be rooted to a stump out at the front, 
and forming a charging column of two, they plunged outside the 



John H. Whicher, Co. E. 

Wounded at Williamsburg, and discharged 
on account of wounds in September, 1863. He 
was from Hopkinton. Present residence. West 
Somerville, Mass. 



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barricade to gather it in. 
But before they reached the 
spot it had disappeared, and 
was well hid among the men 
who covered the ground. 
But, determined not to return 
empty-handed, the lieutenants 
poked up about twenty from 
the prostrate crowd and 
rushed them back into the 
Second as prisoners. 

The prisoners taken by 
the Second were Virginians — 
probably from Kemper's brig- 
ade. For some reason the 
losses of this brigade are not 
included in Beauregard's tab- 
ulated statement of casualties, 
although known to be very 
heavy. In front of the Sec- 
ond Regiment the rebel loss 
was enormous. As the fog 
gradually lifted, disclosing more and more the ghastly work at the 
front, the ground was seen to be thickly strewn with the men in 
gray for a long distance out. 

The Second's loss was, proportionately, very small — ^four killed 
and fourteen wounded (one mortally). Among the killed was 
Captain James H. Piatt, of Company E, whose brain was pierced 
by a bullet as he was directing the attention of Lieutenant Lord to 
the terrible execution among the rebels. Charles O. Gould, of 
Company B, James Gaylor, of D, and Frederick Gove, of E, were 
killed, and Peter Daley, of F, mortally wounded. 

But while this most successful fight was going on, Heckman had 
not fared as well upon the right. Gracie's Alabama brigade passed 
around his right and assailed him both in flank and rear. After a 
hard fight Heckman 's right was crushed and several hundred men 
captured, including Heckman himself. But at length Gracie, 



Capt. James H. Piatt, Co. E. 

Killed at Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864. The 
original first lieutenant of Company C. His body 
was sent home undercharge of Henry H. Everett, 
and is buried in the Valley Cemetery at Manches- 
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blindfolded by the fog, groped his way up against the Ninth Maine 
and One Hundred and Twelfth New York, which had been sent 
over from the Tenth Corps, and was so warmly received that Ran- 
som, the division command^^ ordered a halt and sent to Beauregard 
for reinforcements. He sippears to have been unnerved by his 

heavy losses and the uncer- 
tainties as to his front. He 
was relieved from his command 
the following day by Beaure- 
gard. 

The fight had gradually 

extended to the left, involving 

Brooks' division and the Tenth 

Corps. At about lo o'clock 

orders were given for the 

retirement of the whole army. 

Weitzel's division was not 

pressed at all by the enemy in 

executing this movement. A 

quarter of a mile to the rear 

of the battlefield. Brooks' 

division was formed in line 

across the turnpike, while 

Weitzel, moving to the right, 

similarly covered the river 

road. At about 3 o'clock in 

the afternoon the Second, with 

one or two other regiments, were sent forward across the fields, 

toward the woods where Heckman had fought. The purpose was 

to recover the wounded, if practicable. But as the regiments 

approached the woods a rebel battle line was developed, and the 

force returned with no loss except, perhaps, a few wounded. 

Late in the afternoon the army retired down the two roads, and 
before morning was again behind the Bermuda Hundred intrench- 
ments. In the morning Beauregard appeared and commenced 
intrenching on Gillmore's front. On the 19th and 20th the rebels 
made serious attempts upon the Tenth Corps lines, but were 



Charles H. Danforth, Co. B. 

One of the '62 recruits, enlisting from Concord 
and serving until after Lee's surrender. He now 
resides at Contoocookville. 



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repulsed. The Army of the James was, however, "bottled up," 
and any further advance by it toward Richmond rendered well-nigh 
impossible. The Eighteenth Corps was not disturbed, as was the 
Tenth, by rebel demonstrations, the ground upon its front being of 
such a character as to prevent any close approach of the enemy in 
force except under great disadvantages. A portion of its front was 
commanded by gunboats on the Appomattox, and the rest was 
covered by almost impassable ravines. The camp of the Second 
Regiment was near Point of 
Rocks, immediately behind the 
intrenchments, in a beautiful 
grove just to the left of the road 
leading down to Port Walthal, 
on the river flats below. 

During these operations by 
the Army of the James, the 
Army of the Potomac had been 
fighting its bloody way down 
through the Wilderness, until it 
had reached the Pamunky river. 
Butler was now ordered to de- 
tach a large portion of his 
command to reinforce Grant. 
The two white divisions of the 

Eighteenth Corps, and Ames» Lleut.-Col. James W. Carr. 

and Turner's of the Tenth — in 
all about sixteen thousand men 
— were assigned for this movement under General Smith. The 
combined command held the designation of the Eighteenth Corps, 
the detachment of the two Tenth Corps divisions being but a 
temporary separation from that command. 

There was a change of both the division and brigade command- 
ers of the Second Regiment, General John H. Martindale taking 
command of the division, and Colonel Griffin A. Stedman, Jr., of 
the brigade. The brigade was also strengthened by the temporary 
assignment to it of the Eighth Maiiie regiment, from the Tenth 
Corps. The remnant of the Army of the James still left with Butler 



The original captain of Company C. He 
died at Grand Rapids, Mich., July 5, 1875. 



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was ample for simple purposes of defence behind his intrenchments. 
The expeditionary force was assembled about a mile to the rear of 
the works, where it camped until the afternoon of the 28th, when a 
portion of it (including the Second) crossed the Appomattox on a 
pontoon bridge and proceeded to City Point. There was a little 
flurry as the head of the column approached the City Point lines, 
some of the "hundred years men" [a familiar designation of the 
troops enlisted for one hundred days] firing on the approaching 
column. But their aim was as bad as their nerve, and nobody was 
hurt. That night the corps embarked on the transports which had 
been assembled for the purpose at Bermuda Hundred and City 
Point. 



Sergt. Frank A. Fletcher, Co. G. 

He enlisted from Antrim, and was severely 
wounded at Gettysburg. He is now president of 
the Great Bend Paper Co., whose mills ar» «t 
Great Bend, Jeff Co., N. Y., and his residence is 
at Watertown, eleven miles distant. 



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CHAPTER XV. 

MAY 29 TO JUNE 8, 1 864. EIGHTEENTH CORPS JOINS ARMY OF THE 

POTOMAC BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR LAST FIGHT OF THE " OLD 

second" THE DISASTROUS CHARGE ON THE ENEMY 'S WORKS ^TIN 

PLATES FOR INTRENCHING TOOLS DEATH OF CAPTAINS GORDON, 

HAYWARD AND SMITH "OLD LAPSTONE " ESTABLISHES HIS REPU- 
TATION ^THE OLD MEN START FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE MUSTERED 

OUT AT CONCORD STATISTICS OF THE ORIGINAL SURVIVORS. 

fifl T sunrise on the 29 th of May the transports upon 
~ which the Eighteenth Corps had embarked pro- 

ceeded down the James, the Second Regiment 
being on the steamer *' General Lyon." By 
9 o'clock in the evening the fleet was anchored 
before Yorktown, and the next morning was on 
its way up the York. After entering the Pa- 
munky, at West Point, there was more or less 
trouble for the large boats like the " General 
Lyon." She was continually grounding on the 
shoals and sand bars, and at one time was hung 
up with her keel in the mud for five hours 
before she could be pulled off. About two miles from White House 
she grounded for good, and the Second slept on her until morning 
(May 31), when a ferryboat came down and transferred the regi- 
ment to the landing at White House. 

During the forenoon the troops were put in light marching 
order. Knapsacks were packed to be sent to Norfolk for storage, 
and at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, leaving General Ames with 
twenty-five hundred men to garrison White House, Smith started 
with the remainder of the Eighteenth Corps to join Grant 

A march of about ten miles was made, and at 9 o'clock in the 
evening the corps went into bivouac near Old Church. The western 
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Potomac, which was now all south of the Pamunky and confronting 
Lee with its infantry left to the north of Cold Harbor. This place 
commanded roads which might be of great importance to Grant. 
Sheridan's cavalry had been contending there that day against a 

superior force, both cav- 
alry and infantry, and 
was still holding on until 
reinforced, under orders 
from Grant. 

The reinforcements 
were to be the Sixth and 
Eighteenth Corps. The 
Sixth Corps was withdrawn 
from the right of the army 
early in the evening, and 
passed along its rear to 
the left. But by some 
blunder Smith was or- 
deredj the next morning, 
to proceed to New Castle 
Ferry and place himself 
between the Fifth and 
Sixth Corps. New Castle 
Ferry was on the Pamun- 
ky, about five miles due 
north; Cold Harbor, to 
which it was intended to 
direct him, a somewhat 
less distance due west. The Eighteenth Corps marched with the 
greatest expedition as directed; but on arriving at New Castle 
Ferry it was evident there was a mistake somewhere, and Smith 
sent to Grant for instructions. In due time he was advised that it 
was intended to order him to Cold Harbor, and the corps at once 
retraced its steps. The day was intensely hot, and the dust stifling. 
On the road Smith received the following order from Meade, dated 
12m.: 



First Sergt. Allen B. Hayward, Co. A. 

Wounded in the right arm at Cold Harbor, June 
J, 1864, by a minnie ball which shattered the bone 
into twenty-three pieces. The arm was amputated 
near the shoulder joint, within an hour, by Surgeon 
Merrow. He had previously been wounded at Sec- 
ond Bull Run and Gettysburg. He is now at the 
U. S. Pension Bureau in Washington. 



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233 



General: As soon as Gen. Wright opens the road from Old Church to Cold Harbor, you 
will follow him, and take position on his right, endeavoring to hold the road from Cold Harbor 
to Bethesda Church. General Wright is ordered to s^ttack as soon as his troops are up, and I 
desire that you should cooperate with him and join ih the attack. The enemy have not been 
long in position about Cold Harbor, and it is of great importance to dislodge and, if possible, to 
rout him before he can intrench himself. 

As the Eighteenth Corps approached Cold Harbor, Wright was 
found in position and sharply skirmishing with the enemy. The 
corps, dusty and weary from its long march, pushed rapidly forward 
to take its designated position on the right. As Martindale's 
division came upon the field, a rebel battery opened upon it unex- 
pectedly, sending the cooks, 
waiters, camp-followers and 
other non-combatants fly- 
ing out from the column in 
wild excitement. The 
ludicrous plight of that 
cloud of frightened men, 
spavined horses and bro- 
ken down mules, loaded 
with camp kettles and 
other truck, was too much 
for the gravity of the 
fighting men. 

Devins' division formed 
upon the right of the Sixth 
Corps, with Brooks' divis- 
ion upon its right, each in 
two lines, and under cover 
of a narrow strip of woods 
with open ground beyond. 
By the time these two divisions were in position (nearly 6 o'clock), 
Wright notified Smith that it was exceedingly important for him to 
attack at once ; so, leaving Martindale to form his division to cover 
the Mechanicsville and Bethesda Church roads, the two divisions in 
position advanced with the Sixth Corps to the attack. They went 
forward several hundred yards, capturing a line of rifle pits and 
several hundred prisoners, and were finally checked by a line of 
works too strong to be carried. The losses in the leading brigades 



Flavius A. Soesman, Co. B. 

Wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, and died of 
wounds June 30. He was a re-enlisted veteran, and 
from Dover. 



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234 SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

of each division were heavy. Martindale's division, being exposed 
only to an irregular fire of artillery, met with but little loss. The 
Second Regiment had three or four men wounded. 

June 2d was spent in rearranging the lines for a general assault 
on the rebel position. This had been ordered for 5 o'clock in the 
afternoon, but was postponed to the next morning. The Second 
Regiment remained all day in an open field, from which a portion 
of the fortified line held by the rebels was visible and almost within 
long rifle range. Toward night the brigade moved a little to the 
right and bivouacked in woods to the rear of a network of rifle pits. 
It was well known that there was to be a big fight in the morn- 
ing, and grouped in their comfortless bivouac, mid rocks and bushes 
wet with a sudden rain, the men discussed the chances of battle. 

There was a noticeable gravity 
among the "old men" — the original 
members of the regiment still left in 
its ranks. Most of them had now 
been in the service more than thirty- 
seven months. The dates of muster 
of four companies (for three 
years) had already gone by. Com- 
pany E's term expired on the 3d, 
and the others in daily succession. 
But the regimental muster was held 
to date with the muster of the last 
company (June 8), and the old men 
who had not re- enlisted remained 
in the ranks to make still another 
fight. For most of them it was their 

First Sergt. Moses L. F. Smith, Co. D. ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ *^^ ^^^"^^^ 

Killed at Cold Harbor. June ,. X864. ^^^ ^rmy of the PotOmaC. And wdl 

while acting sergeant-major. He had ^^y \xit^ that for SOme this WaS the 
re-enlisted, and was slated for a commis- ^J 

*«*"■ last bivouac — for whom, would be a 

mystery of fate until the casting of the bloody die on the morrow. 
But while the hardship of the situation was fully appreciated and 
discussed, there was no disposition to dodge it. One of the men 
expressed the sentiment, " It would n't be good manners to go 
without saying < Good bye ' to our old friends, the Johnnies." 



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The assault was ordered 
along the whole line of the 
Army of the Potomac at 4.30 
in the morning, each corps 
commander to select the 
point on his front where he 
would make his attack. 
The ground over which the 
Eighteenth Corps had to 
move was the most exposed 
of any over which charges 
were made. On the front of 
the corps was an open plain, 
gradually narrowing toward 
the left, across which the 
troops were to advance. At 
the appointed hour the corps 
was in position. The main 
assault was to be made by 
Martindale's division, under 
cover of a depression which 
would afford a slight protec- 
tion from an enfilading fire 
to which it would be exposed 
on the right. Brooks' divis- 
ion was to advance upon the left of Martindale, keeping up the 
connection with the Sixth Corps. Devins' division was placed on 
the right to protect that flank and occupy as much as possible of 
the lines vacated by the troops moving forward. 

The assaulting column moved promptly. The enemy's skir- 
mishers were rushed back, and on Brooks' front his picket rifle pits 
were captured. The column was now within striking distance, 
and was halted until SmitHoduid^^ee-^ha^ h^ was leading his troops- 
into. After personally inspecting' Martindale' s front, he decided 
that there should be a line of battle faced to the right to protect 
the right flank of the moving column, and also that no further 
advance could be made until the Sixth Corps moved up to cover 



Capt. Henry Hayward, Co. E. 

Entered the service, from Dover, as a sergeant 
of Company D. His father was an English land- 
scape gardener at Manchester, where "Harry" 
was bom, and William Hayward, a popular con- 
cert singer of the last generation, was his brother. 
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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



his left. Ordering Martindale to keep his column covered as much 
as possible, and to move only when Brooks moved, he went to the 
left to reconnoiter in front of Brooks* line. But Martindale, not- 
withstanding his partial protection, was in too hot a place to remain 
long inactive, and mistaking heavy firing on the Sixth Corps front 
for Brooks' advance, he moved forward at once to the assault. 

Stedman's brigade was 
formed in mass by battalion, 
the Twelfth New Hampshire 
leading, and the Second the 
fifth battalion. As the brig- 
ade fully uncovered it was 
greeted by an awful fire from 
the rebel works. The enfi- 
lading fire was so heavy and 
destructive, even as it swept 
across Martindale's division 
into Brooks', that Smith 
ordered Brooks to keep his 
men covered and not attempt 
to advance until the fire 
slackened, and then came 
over to Martindale to see 
what it all meant. 

It was a straight dash of 
four hundred yards to the 
rebel lines. As the column 
plunged forward, it left an 
awful trail of the dead and 
wounded at every step of its progress. It was very soon apparent 
that the charge could not succeed. When only half-way across, so 
murderous was the fire, the Twelfth had lost half its men, and every 
other regiment heavily. The column was thrown back in some 
•confusion ; but at the edge of a point of woods from which they 
had charged. the troops halted. The Second Regiment — whose loss 
had been less than any of the others — arrived at this point in very 
good order, and as soon as its front was clear of the retreating 



Capt. William H. Smith, Co. B. 

Wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, by 
musket shots in both legs, and died of wounds 
June 6. His remains were conveyed to New 
Hampshire by his old comrades on their return 
home, and his funeral at Exeter was attended by 
the officers and men with whom he had served 
for three full years. He entered the service, 
from Exeter, as first lieutenant of Company E. 



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237 



troops, opened fire on the enemy. In fact, it was while holding this 
line, that the regiment suffered a large proportion of its loss. 

It was now a fight at good musket range between Yanks in the 
open and Rebs behind intrenchments. But while keeping up a 
good fire, the Second also proceeded to intrench itself with the 
alacrity and adaptability to circumstances characteristic of old 
campaigners. There was no 
material but the ground beneath 
them, and no tools but knives, 
tin plates, and bayonets. But 
the men were working for their 
lives, and it was astonishing 
how fast the dirt heaps grew, 
until, by lying, like Bre'er Rab- 
bit, " mighty low," there was a 
fair cover against rebel bullets. 

Still, men were being con- 
stantly stricken in the line. 
Three captains lost their lives. 
Captain George W. Gordon, of 
Company I, had the top of his 
head plowed by a rebel bullet, 
and died within an hour. Cap- 
tain William H. Smith, of 
Company B, was wounded in 
both legs, and died at Fort 
Monroe on the 6th. Captain 
Henry Hayward, of Company 
E, was lying prone upon the ground, sighting a rifle which he had 
picked up, when a bullet pierced his neck, and he died in about 
three hours. Acting Sergt.- Major Moses L. F. Smith was shot 
through the hips, living a short time in dreadful agony. 

A sad incident, which has lingered in the writer's memory, was 
the death of Addison C. Messenger, of Company I. He joined the 
regiment, as a recruit, at Point Lookout, having previously served a 
term in the Sixteenth New Hampshire. More in jest than in 
earnest, probably, some of the men had expressed doubts as to his 



Capt. George W. Gordon, Co. I. 

Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864. He 
enlisted from Allenstown, and coming to the 
regiment well versed, for those early days, i.i 
military tactics, he was made its first sergeant- 
major. The Grand Army Post at Suncook was 
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SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



courage, which, as events showed, rankled deep in his breast. He 
now exposed himself with the utmost recklessness. While most of 
the others, after the repulse, were hugging the ground, he stood up, 

fully exposed and as unflinching as 
a brazen image, loading and firing 
at the row of heads above the rebel 
works, until a bullet pierced his 
heart. The gun he was sighting 
fell from his hands, he swayed for 
a moment, and sank to the ground, 
dead. He had settled with his life 
the question as to his bravery. 

A bullet struck close to the head 
of Lieutenant George T. Carter, of 
Company I, throwing up a cloud of 
dirt. "Carter 's got it !" exclaimed 
a comrade. "No, I guess not!" 
replied Carter, raising his head ; 
and on the instant he did "get it" 
from a bullet which inflicted an 
ugly wound. 

In this fight good old Doctor 
Bun ton. Assistant- Surgeon, estab- 
lished his reputation with the men. 
He had been well liked, and it was 
in no spirit of disrespect, but on 
now resides at Nvack, N^ V., with his account of his bald pate, that hc 

New York city. -i. i t y-wi •% ▼ 

was familiarly known as "Old Lap- 
stone." In some way he got possession of a shovel, and taking a 
position well up to the line, he threw up a little intrenchment of 
his own, and was in position to render immediate surgical assistance 
to many a poor wounded fellow, who ever afterwards swore by "Old 
I^pstone." 

The repulse of the Eighteenth Corps was practically the expe- 
rience all along the line, notwithstanding slight advantages were 
gained at some |)oiTits. The battle of Cold Harbor had been short, 
sharp, and decisive. Not only was it one of the bloodiest, but one 



Lieut. Herbert B. Titus, Co. A. 

A native of Chesterfield, and the origi- 
nal second lieutenant of Company A. 
He was promoted to first lieutenant, and 
after a year's service with the Second 
was appointed major of the Ninth New 
Hampshire. Within a fortnight after 
joining his new command he was appoint- 
ed lieutenant-colonel, severely wounded 
at Antietam, and the following November 
was appointed colonel. He left the service 
a brevet brigadier-general for gallant and 
meritorious services during the war. He 
now resides at Nvack, N. Y., w' 
business office in New York city. 



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of the most unequal of the war in the comparative losses of the two 
sides. Grant had lost ten thousand men, almost in the twinkling 
of an eye, while the rebel loss was only about one thousand. 

The Second's loss on this day was about seventy, of whom eight 
were killed, and eight died of wounds. Its total loss during the 
Cold Harbor epoch was seventy- eight. 

During the following night, in spite of the almost uninterrupted 
fire which was maintained between the two lines, men crawled out, 
at the imminent risk of their own lives, and rescued some of the 
wounded ; but others it was 
impossible to reach, and they 
all died miserably before a 
truce was arranged for their 
recovery. 

Before daylight on the 
morning of the 4th the Sec- 
ond was relieved by the 
Eighth Connecticut, from 
Burnham's brigade of the 
First Division, which brought 
intrenching tools and imme- 
diately proceeded to make 
serviceable breastworks of the 
dirt line scratched up by the 
Second. The Second simply 
drew back a little distance, 
and in the days and nights 
that succeeded had its full 
share of duty on the front 
line. From this line the sharpshooting was continuous, and men 
were wounded every day. The pic^cets were in pits only a few 
yards to the front. They were relieved at night, and the person 
who passed in or out by daylight took a great many chances. It 
was a brace for a rush, a jump, a foot race against time, and a 
plunge for cover — and always plenty of music about one's ears 
before he landed. 

The men soon got acquainted, so to speak, with certain sharp- 



Sergt. Ezra C. Goodwin, Co. D. 

Was severely wounded at Gettysburg; also at 
Cold Harbor. Re-enlisted. Discharged early in 
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240 S£ COND NE W HAMPSHIRE, 

shooters along the rebel lines, as the Johnnies doubtless did with 
some of ours. There was one particularly sociable fellow who had 
a perch in a prominent clump of trees on that portion of the rebel 
line, over to the right, from which the brigade had been enfiladed 
in its charge on the 3d. He appeared to give his entire and undi- 
vided attention to a little opening or vista (probably an old cart 
path) in the forest front along the Second's position. The men 
very soon learned to be careful of exposing themselves on that 
danger line. But for all that, he got a victim occasionally ; and 



Field Hospital at Point of Rocks. 

The above is a view at the field hospital at Point of Rocks on the 
Appomattox river, sometime in the latter part of 1864, while the 
Army of the Potomac was beseiging Petersburg In the doorway of 
the log cabin is seated Harriet Dame, with her dog ** Whisky," so 
named because his twin was called ** Quinine." 

when business was dull, he would send over a random bullet, just 
to advise the Yankees that he was at the same old stand. One of 
the scalps in his belt was that of Lieutenant Colcord, of Company 
K. Colcord rejoined the regiment on the 5 th, from sick leave, and 
while strolling along the rear of the works, unwittingly halted right 
on the danger line. Some of the men warned him, but too late. 
He went down with an ugly, although not dangerous, bullet furrow 
in his scalp. It was a close call for Colcord. 

June 8 was memorable as the day when the old men whose term 
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241 



to New Hampshire to be mustered out. They encamped about 
three miles to the rear, and at 4 o'clock the next morning started 
for White House, where they arrived at 10 a. m. They embarked 
on the little steamer "Young America," which, at 7 p. m., anchored 
for the night about seven miles above Yorktown. 

The next day (June 10) they went to Norfolk for the baggage 
which had been stored there, and thence back to Fort Monroe to 
await transportation north. 
On the nth the steamer 
"Detroit" was assigned for 
conveyance to New York. 
She was then at the wharf, 
awaiting the discharge of her 
cargo. The men were impa- 
tient of delay, and expressed 
their willingness to unload 
her themselves. Their offer 
was accepted, and the work 
was conducted with such 
amazing celerity that about 
half-past eight in the evening 
the boat pulled out from the 
wharf and headed for the 
Capes of the Chesapeake. 

The "Detroit" arrived at 
New York on the evening of 
the 13 th. The next day the 
detachment took the " Com- 
monwealth" for Groton, and 
at 1 1 o'clock in the forenoon 

of June 15 th were again in the capital of the Old Granite State. In 
a storehouse near the railroad station the men stacked their arms 
for the last time together. "Good bye, old comrade!" was the 
unspoken farewell in many a heart, as the hand parted with the 
faithful old musket it had carried in many a fierce battle. The 
citizens of Concord had made arrangements for a grand receptioii, 
but it did not take place according to program. The men could 
16 



Daniel W. Gould, Co. G. 

Enlisted from Peterborough, his native town, 
and lost an arm at Williamsburg. He resides at 
Chelsea, Mass. For many years he held a position 
as Inspector in the Boston Custom House, until 
"bounced" by Collector Warren the first of Octo- 
ber, 1895. [See group picture on page 156]. 



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not wait for it, but scattered on the earliest trains to the four 
quarters of the state to meet the home receptions which awaited 
them. 

On Tuesday, the 21st of June, the men again assembled at 
Concord. They were paid off by Paymaster Henry McFarland, 

and received their certificates 
of honorable discharge from 
Captain Charles Holmes, 
mustering officer. Then, in 
the shadow of the great elms 
in the state house yard, they 
listened to the last roll call, 
and, company by company, 
were declared "mustered out 
of the United States service." 
Before following further 
the fortunes of the Second, a 
few lines may be spared to 
consider how the regiment 
was affected by the separa- 
tion from it of so large a 
proportion of its veteran 
members. Of the ninety- 
eight enlisted men who 
"veteranized," or re-enlisted, 
sixty-six were of the original 
members, and thirty-two from the first year's recruits. The dis- 
charges of one hundred ninety- nine enlisted men bear date June 
21, 1864; and twenty-eight commissioned officers, including all the 
field and staff, excepting Adjutant Cooper, went out with the old 
men. But four commissioned officers remained upon the rolls : 
Captain Patterson, Adjutant Cooper, and Lieutenants Saunders, of 
Company D, and Carter, of Company I. These figures show that 
of the one thousand and more officers and men who left New 
Hampshire in June, 1861, the names of two hundred and ninety- 
seven were borne upon the rolls at the expiration of the term of 
service, in June, 1864, who are accounted for as follows : 



John A. Emerson, Co. K. 

Was captured at Williamsburg, released, and 
discharged at Washington, all within seventeen 
days. Subsequently enlisted in the Ninth New 
Hampshire. Resides at Deerfield. 



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Many of the men discharged June 21st soon found their way 
into the service again in other organizations. Their refusal to 
re-enlist in the Second was in 
a great measure influenced by 
their dislike of the uncongenial 
mass of mercenaries in which 
their state had submerged them. 
The original Second had been 
a close brotherhood, picked 
from the best blood of New 
Hampshire. A very large pro- 
portion of its members were 
young men not yet out of their 
teens, or but just passed them, 
who, with no family cares and 
duties to bind, were free to 
drop the tools of the artisan or 
the books of the student, and 
take up the musket at a mo- 
ment's notice. An enthusiastic, 

homogeneous clan of intelligent 

\^ 1. ,_ , . First Sergt. Christian Pressier, Co. A. 

New Hampshire boys, lovmg 

. ITT A native of Saxony, Germany. Resides 

their state and proud as Lucifer at Keene. 



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of their regiment ; a regiment that brigade and division com- 
manders soon learned to rely upon implicitly, and which never 
failed them — that was the "Old Second." These men had made 
for it its unsurpassed record as a fighting regiment. They had 
inscribed with their best blood its Alpha at Bull Run and its Omega 
at Cold Harbor, for never again was the regiment to meet the 
heavy losses in battle which had marked its career in the past. 

From the old men that remained, however, the regiment was 
finely officered, and under Patterson was brought to a high state of 
efficiency and discipline. But what Lossing has written of the 
army as a whole was fully true of the Second : " Many veterans 
remained; but a vast portion of the army was composed, if not 
entirely of raw troops, of those who had been little disciplined, and 
in a great degree lacked the buoyant spirit of the early Army of the 
Potomac, when led by McClellan and Hooker." 



Chaplain Adams and Flora. 

From a tintype taken at Manchester, Va., just across 
the river from Richmond, May i, 1865. Flora was a roan 
mare, raised in Exeter by the father of Captain Albert M. 
Perkins, and was successively owned by Captain Perkins, 
Surgeon Merrow, and Chaplain Adams. She had a repu 
tation asi a trotter, in New Hampshire, before the war, and 
was known as one of the finest animals in the army. 



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june 9, 1864, to march 2, 1865. "the new second" reor- 
ganization of the regiment return to bermuda hundred 

reconnoissance to port walthal junction ^assigned to 

marston's "separate brigade" — Patterson's expedition to 

HOG NECK regiment REJOINS THE EIGHTEENTH CORPS IN THE 

BESEIGING LINES RECONNOISSANCE ON THE WILLIAMSBURG ROAD 

IN WINTER QUARTERS. 

J HEN the " Old Second " took up its homeward 
march, Captain Patterson found himself in 
command of about two hundred and fifty men 
who remained in the trenches — the " New 
Second," composed of men who had re-en- 
listed and recruits who had joined the regi- 
ment since its organization. For a time he , 
was the only commissioned officer on duty. 
There were still on the rolls of the regiment 
six hundred and sixty names. This number, 
although not enough to admit of the muster of a colonel, allowed 
the organization of ten companies to be retained, and the muster of 
a lieutenant-colonel, major, surgeon, and a proportionate number 
of line officers. 

The re-officering of the regiment at the earliest practicable 
moment was a matter of great importance, and about a week later, 
after the return of the Eighteenth Corps to the Army of the James, 
recommendations to fill all vacancies, approved by Generals Smith 
and Marston, were forwarded to Governor Gilmore. At once, on 
the muster out of the retiring officers, commissions were issued to 
the new. Captain Patterson was commissioned as lieutenant- 
colonel, and Adjutant John D. Cooper as major. Quartermaster- 
Sergeant Abner F. Durgin was promoted to quartermaster, and 




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Hospital Steward William G. Stark to assistant-surgeon. Chaplain 
John W. Adams declined to return home with the old men. He 
remained in the trenches with the remnant of the regiment, though 
there was no authority for retaining a chaplain, and his services 
must be the free offering of a^ patriotic spirit. Later, however, 

when the new organization was 
completed, Chaplain Adams was 
retained in the position to which 
he had brought so much ability 
and fidelity. Assistant - Surgeon 
Stone, who was mustered out as 
such June 21st, was appointed 
surgeon, and rejoined the regiment 
early in July. Captain Converse 
(also mustered out on the 21st) 
was re-commissioned on the 24 th ; 
and Lieutenants Carter and Saun- 
ders were promoted to captaincies. 
Lieutenancies were fiUfed by the 
promotion of various sergeants to 
be first lieutenants, as follows : 
Samuel F. Holbrook, Company A ; 
Frank W. Morgan, Company B; 
Edward D. Bean, Company C ; 
George W. Nixon, Company D ; 
Charles McGlaughlin, Company E ; 
Henry A. Flint, Company F; 
Charles A. Locke, Company G : Albert J. Hanson, Company H ; 
Thomas E. Marshall, Company I ; James L Locke, Company K. 
By these appointments each company was given at least one com- 
missioned officer. 

Pending this reorganization, the Second was, on June 9th,. 
assigned to special duty as provost guard at the Eighteenth Corps 
headquarters. On the 12 th, preparatory to the movement to place 
the Army of the Potomac on the south side of the James, the 
Eighteenth Corps marched to White House for its return by water 
to the Army of the James, and during the night most of the troops 
embarked on transports. 



Quartermaster Abner F. Durgin. 

Enlisted from Fishcrville (now Pena- 
cook) as a private in Company E. He 
re-enlisted, was appointed quartermaster- 
sergeant, and on the reorganization of the 
regiment was commissioned as quarter- 
master. 



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The Second embarked on the 13 th, and on the 15 th were 
at Broadway Landing, on the Appomattox. The corps had arrived 
at Bermuda Hundred on the night of the 14th, and on the same 
night the van of the Army of the Potomac reached the banks of the 
James and was prepared to cross at Fort Powhatan. Passing to 
the right bank of the Appomattox, 
the Eighteenth Corps, on the 15 th 
of June, made the first of the series 
of assaults on the defences of 
Petersburg by which Grant hoped 
to capture the city before it could 
be filled with reinforcements from 
Lee. Had General Smith pushed 
forward in the night, following up 
his first successes, it is probable 
he could have occupied the city 
and held the bridges leading north 
to Richmond. But he did not 
know, and it was another of the 
lost opportunities of the war. Be- 
fore morning Lee's troops were 
streaming into Petersburg from 
Richmond, and the long seige of 
ten months had begun. Asst.-Surgeon William 6. Stark. 

On the 1 6th, with the Tenth ^ee portrait and sketch on page 85. 

Corps, Terry moved out from the Bermuda Hundred lines — the 
rebel force having been withdrawn from the intrenchments on his 
front to assist in defending Petersburg — and advanced to the 
Petersburg and Richmond railroad. The Second Regiment was 
ordered by General Butler to report to General Turner, who, with 
a small picked- up command of odds-and-ends — mounted and dis- 
mounted cavalry, hundred-days men, and negroes — was to make a 
reconnoissance to the left of Terry's line of advance. Turner's 
little command advanced from Port Walthal, and at noon reached 
the Petersburg and Richmond railroad at Port Walthal Junction. 
A long stretch of the railroad was speedily destroyed, as was the 
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in haste, probably on a loud 
call from Petersburg. Tur- 
ner met with no opposition 
worthy of the name, 
notwithstanding the Tenth 
Corps was heavily engaged, 
about a mile to the right, 
with Pickett's division* 
which came down from 
Richmond. 

With the heterogeneous 
mass at his command, it was 
probably fortunate for Tur- 
ner that he did not meet a 
very large or vicious rebel 
force. But with only a weak 
picket line to oppose him, 
he was able to push right 
along and make a success 
of his expedition. Upon 
reporting to him, Captain Patterson very properly advised him of 
the exceptional condition of the Second and its lack of commis- 
sioned officers. Later in the day, Patterson was somewhat 
amused when two "hundred-years" second lieutenants, under 
orders from Turner, reported to him for duty. He had no use for 
them, as all his companies were in charge of competent sergeants 
of more than three years' service ; and as soon as he could do it 
decently and without hurting their feelings, he thanked them warmly 
for the valuable aid they had rendered him, and gave them permis- 
sion to return to their own command. 

Had there been a serious collision, it is safe to say that the 
dismantled Second Regiment would have proved one of Turner's 
mainstays. He — a skillful and experienced soldier — must have 
appreciated this when, along late in the day, an organization in 
front of the Second went all to pieces before a few shots and struck 
for the Appomattox at a tremendous pace. The Second at once 
advanced and occupied the vacated position. 



Lieut. Milan D. Spaulding, Co. C. 

One of the 1861 recruits, who re-enlisted, received 
a commission, and resigned as soon as the fighting 
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The command returned to their camps about sunset, with a 
happy consciousness of having done a great deal of mischief with 
but trifling loss to themselves. General Turner made the following 
report : 

Headquarters U. S. Forces, 
Capt. A. Terry, Point of Rocks, Va., June ib, 1864. 

Assistant Adjutant General: 
Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of a reconnoissance made today in 
obedience to orders received at 8 a. m. from the major-general commanding. I moved with the 
Sixty-second Ohio, Nineteenth Wisconsin, Second New Hampshire, and twenty-five men of 
Mounted Rifles (in all about 550 men) over the causeway on my extreme left. At the same 
time I shoved forward my picket line, about 100 strong, on the mill road. I found but few of 
the enemy in my front, and they were easily pushed back. I advanced without delay to the 
junction of the Port Walthal railroad with the Petersburg and Richmond railroad, and immedi- 
ately commenced the destruction of the road. I was here joined by the Maryland cavalry, 
dismounted; 200 First U. S. Colored Cavalry, dismounted; District of Columbia Cavalry, and 
One Hundred and Sixty-third Ohio, loo-days' men. The Maryland regiment was to have been 
with me from the start, but it did not reach the rendezvous in time, and I went without it. The 
others were ordered from camp after I started. I destroyed about a mile of the road completely, 
burning every tie, and heating the rails, and from a half to three-quarters of a mile was over- 
turned onto the side of the road or down the embankment. I also destroyed the telegraph line 
both on the railroad and turnpike, and a camp containing quite an amount of camp and garrison 
equipage and subsistence. I remained till 5 p. m., when, in obedience to the orders of the 
major-general commanding and Brigadier-General Terry, I withdrew to my line, the enemy 
following in small force. 

Very respectfully, &c., JOHN W. TURNER, 

Brigadier-General, Commanding. 

In due time commissions were 
issued as previously indicated, and 
the Second Regiment was once 
more fully organized. It remained 
on duty at corps headquarters 
until August 13th, when it was 
assigned to the First Brigade, First 
Division, Eighteenth Corps, con- 
sisting of the Second and Thirteenth 
New Hampshire, and Eighty-first, 
Ninety-eighth and One Hundred 
and Thirty-ninth New York, and 
commanded by Colonel Aaron F. 
Stevens, of the Thirteenth New 
Hampshire. This brigade occu- 
pied the extreme right of Grant's 
beseiging lines south of the Appo- 
mattox, its rifle trenches ending 



Lieut. James W. Felt, Co. G. 

One of the first lot of recruits, entering 
Company A. Re-enlisted, and promoted 
to first lieutenant of Company G. Resides 
at South Ashburnham, Mass. 



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at the river, which had an uncomfortable habit of flooding a portion 
of the pits. The distance between the opposing lines at this point 
was less than three hundred yards, and the courtesies of foeman to 

foeman were only such as their 
rifles could carry. The fire of 
sharpshooters was continuous, 
with an occasional artillery 
outbreak, and men were killed 
almost every day. 

August 26 th, the Eighteenth 
Corps exchanged positions 
with the Tenth, crossing the 
Appomattox at Point of Rocks 
during the night, and occupy- 
ing the Bermuda Hundred 
defences. The Second's posi- 
tion was to the rear of Battery 
Sawyer, a prominent salient of 
the line, about midway between 
the Appomattox and the 
James. 

In Special Orders, No. 233, 
from General Butler, bearing 
date August 25, it was ordered : 

** XVI. The Second New Hampshire Volunteers will be sent without delay to relieve the 
regiments of loo-days men now at Fort Pocahontas. The latter regiments, upon being relieved, 
will be placed en route to Washington, D. C, preparatory to being sent home to be mustered 
out." 

And in Special Orders, No. 237, dated August 31 : 

** XI. Brig.-Gen. Gilman Marston, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of 
all the U. S. troops on the James river, east of City Point and west of Fort Monroe. He will 
establish his headquarters at Wilson's wharf." 

General Marston's command was known as the " Separate 
Brigade," and it was charged with the policing of the army's line of 
communications by the James and its protection from interference 
by rebel raiding parties. The Second Regiment was detached 
from the brigade September ist, and on the evening of the same 
day reported to General Marston at Wilson's Landing (or Fort 



Sergt. Thomas W. Piper, Co. B. 

Enlisted, as an early recruit, from Hopkin- 
ton. Promoted to sergeant July i, 1864. Was 
wounded in the trenches before Petersburg, 
August 17, 1864, and died on the 19th. 



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Pocahontas) . A new camp was 
immediately laid out, the men 
working with a will to make 
everything trim and comfortable. 
From this point the regiment 
made several excursions into the 
country to the north of the 
James, destroying much prop- 
erty of value to the Confederate 
army. On the 21st of Septem- 
ber, Major Cooper, with one 
hundred men, went up the 
Chickahominy river, convoyed 
by a gunboat, and destroyed a 
steam sawmill in full working 
order. The detachment returned 
the next day without loss, 
bringing with them 50,000 feet 
of lumber, although guerrillas 
appeared occasionally and fired 
upon them from the banks of the river. A more extensive raid 
was made on the 27 th, under the following instructions : 



Hospital Steward William Clifford. 

Enlisted in Company B, from Warren. Re- 
enlisted, and in January, 1865, was appointed 
hospital steward. Resides in Lowell. 



Lieutenant-Colonel Patterson : 



Headquarters Separate Brigade, 

Fort Pocahontas y Va., Sept. 2b, 1864. 



I desire that you will take 200 men from the Second New Hampshire and Sixteenth New 
York Heavy Artillery and twenty mounted men of the First U. S. Colored Cavalry, with two 
days' rations and forty rounds of ammunition per man, and embark at 3 o'clock to-morrow 
morning on the gunboat Mosswood and a barge, which she will take in tow. You will then 
proceed up the Chickahominy to Hog Neck and disembark on the left bank about ten miles 
above the mouth of the river. You will then push into the country some four or five miles and 
sweep down to Barrett's Ferry, near the mouth of the Chickahominy, gathering such horses,, 
mules, cattle, and sheep as may be useful to the army, and taking along with you such colored 
men and their families as desire to come within our lines. If you find any considerable amount 
of com you may seize that also if you can find means to transport it to the boat. You are 
required particularly to examine the country, and especially along the river for torpedoes^ 
which it is believed are concealed there, and to make diligent inquiry of all the people whom 
you may chance to meet in relation to a party of soldiers who, on the 19th instant, came from 
Richmond with torpedoes, as it is believed. You will not allow officers or men to enter the 
dwellings of the people for the purpo^ of disturbing the occupants, and you will take no other 
property but animals and grain which will be useful in subsisting the army and affording it 
transportation. The Mosswood, after you have disembarked, will drop down the river to Bar- 
rett's Ferry, where you will re-embark your command when you deem that nothing useful can 
be accomplished by prolonging your stay. At furthest, you will not remain absent more than 
two days. OILMAN MARSTON, Brigadier-General. 



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At 3 o'clock on the morning 
of the 27 th the Second, with fifty 
men of the Sixteenth New York 
Heavy Artillery and twenty col- 
ored cavalry, were off according 
to program. After landing, the 
expedition was fortunate in 
meeting a colored boy who was 
perfectly acquainted with that 



section of the country. Taking 
him along as a guide, the force, 
after a march of ten miles, reached 
the village of .Centreville, where it 
halted for dinner, after which it 
marched to Gum Springs, James 
City County, and camped for the 
night. The next morning it 
Charles E. Foster, Co. G. X^^rc\,^^ in the direction of Bar- 

Enlisted, from Bennington, at the age of ^^tt's Ferry, passiug several fertile 
t^^D\tm%:?f rsaJ'^Hf^ca^Td^'^ fa™s well stocked with cattle and 

nearly three years, when he was detailed to gj^ggp Qf these. One hundred 

the Eighteenth Corps ambulance train, and r » 

on the consolidation of corps was made wagon ^^^ |^f ^y ^gj.g collected and driven 
master of the ambulance train of the 1 bird •' 

Division Twenty-fourth Corps In 1865, ^-q ^^e ferry, wherc the expedition 

under Gen. Patterson, he was forage master ^ ^ Ji V 

of the Sub-district of Essex. He now resides re-embarked and arrived at Wil- 

in Manchester. 

son's Landing in the evening, 
without loss or accident. General Marston complimented the 
troops very highly for the satisfactory manner in which they had 
accomplished the objects of the expedition, remarking that his 
command had captured their part of the twenty-five hundred head 
of ''cattle stolen by Lee's cavalry, a few days before, below City 
Point. 



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On the morning of September 29th, ihe Eighteenth Corps, 
under command of General Ord, achieved a signal success. Cross- 
ing to the north side of the James on the night of the 28th, it 
pushed rapidly forward to Chaffin's farm, and gallantly iassaulted 
and carried Battery Harrison, the strongest and one of the most 
important points in the line of rebel defences north of the river. 
General Ord was wounded, and the command of the corps fell to 
General Weitzel. General Stannard, commanding the First Divis- 
ion, lost an arm, and Captain Converse of the Second, assistant 
provost marshal on Stannard's staff, was wounded by a musket ball 
in the mouth. General Marston was assigned to the command of 
the First Division, and turned the command of the Separate Brigade 
over to Lieutenant-Colonel Patterson in the following order : 

Headquarters Separate Brigade, 
Fort Pocahontas, Va., Oct. s, 1S64. 

Special Orders, ) 
No. 24. \ 

In compliance with the orders of the 
major-general commanding the department, 
dated Oct. i, 1864, directing me to turn over 
my command to my most experienced officer, 
I hereby assign Lieut.-Col. J. N. Patterson, 
Second Regiment New Hampshire Volun- 
teers, to the command of the Separate Brig- 
ade. OILMAN MARSTON, 
Brigadier-General. 

In turning the command over 
to Lieutenant-Colonel Patterson 
General Marston acted in strict 
compliance with his orders, 
although it left Patterson in 
command of officers who were 
his superiors in rank — colonels 
of regiments in the Separate 
Brigade. These, however, took 
the situation in such good spirit 
that there resulted none of the 
unpleasant relations which might otherwise have been expected. 

The Second Regiment, also, was ordered to rejoin the Eight- 
eenth Corps at its new position north of the James, and on the 
evening of October ist embarked under command of Maj. Cooper, 



Lieut. George Stevens, Co. H. 

Enlisted in Company A. Wounded at sec- 
ond Bull Run, and severely at Gettysburg. He 
re-enlisted, and was promoted througn the 
several grades to second lieutenant of Co. H. 
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landed at Aiken's Landing, and immediately marched to the front, 
being assigned to the Third Brigade of the First Division, consisting 
of the Twenty-first Connecticut, Fortieth Massachusetts, Second 

New Hampshire, Fifty-eighth 
and One Hundred Eighty-eighth 
Pennsylvania. Lieutenant- Col. 
Patterson rejoined the regiment 
on the 14th of October, and at 
once took command of the brig- 
ade, as ranking officer during 
the temporary absence of Col. 
Guy V. Henry, of the Fortieth 
Massachusetts. 

The Eighteenth Corps was 
now employed in strengthening 
its works, in close proximity to 
the rebel lines, and for a time 
no picket firing was indulged in. 
Friend and foe were on the best 

of terms, papers were exchanged, 

and the daily news received from 
Richmond. 

On the 27th of October, the 
Eighteenth Corps made a heavy 
demonstration against the ene- 
my's extreme left, the movement 
being simultaneous with the Boydton Plank Road (or Hatcher's 
Run) operations of the Second and Fifth Corps at the other end of 
the lines, and designed to give the rebels on the north of the James 
so much to look after that they would stay at home. Preparatory 
to the movement, on the afternoon of the 26th, the First Division, 
with two brigades each from the Second and Third Divisions, and 
two four-gun batteries of artillery, were withdrawn from the works 
and assembled on the Henry Cox farm, on the Varina road, some 
distance to the rear of Fort Harrison. 

At 5 o'clock, sharp, on the following morning, the column was 
in motion. It passed in rear of, and then beyond, the works 



Capt. Albert J. Hanson, Co. H. 

The first man to enlist from Somersworth. 
He re-enlisted, and rose to the command of his 
company. At the close of the war he was 
appointed provost marshal at Spottsylvania 
Court House, Va. He went west in 1867, 
settling in Kansas City, Mo., where he was 
very successful in business, and where he died 
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of the Tenth Corps — the extreme right of Grant's infantry lines — 
along the network of roads and cross-roads to the north, entering 
the Williamsburg road, about i p. m., at Hooker's old position at 
Fair Oaks. None of those 
with Weitzel, at the head of 
the column, were familiar with 
the locality, and word was sent 
to Lieutenant-Colonel Patter- 
son to come to the front. He 
knew the ground at once. 
*'This is the Williamsburg 
road," he explained. "These 
are Hooker's old intrench- 
ments, and there was the camp 
of the Second New Hampshire. 
You will find the rebel works 
just beyond the woods, there." 

Skirmishers were at once 
thrown out, and the column 
pushed up the Williamsburg 
road toward Richmond. A 
mile beyond, the advance came 
in sight of the heavy works of 
the enemy. They were at this 
time very lightly manned by a 
small force of artillery and dismounted cavalry, which could have 
offered but slight resistance against an immediate assault. But 
Weitzel, if he was to attack at all, took too much time to reconnoi- 
ter and get into position. It was half-past 3 o'clock before he was 
ready to attack, and in the meantime Field's division, sent up from 
Ewell's lines, with Gary's cavalry brigade, had arrived and occupied 
the works. 

It was perfectly apparent, now, that an assaulting column would 
have a rough reception. "Will you volunteer to charge those 
works with your brigade?" (General Weitzel inquired of Lieutenant- 
Colonel Patterson. Patterson — the only officer on the field who 
remained mounted throughout the whole affair — had been looking 



Capt. Frank W. Morgan, Co. F. 

Enlisted in Company B, from Hopkinton. Pro- 
moted to corporal and sergeant; re-enlisted, and 
was promoted to captain of Company F. Now 
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the ground over and noting the filling up of the rebel works. He 
was well satisfied what the result would be, and did not propose to 
share in the responsibility. " No, sir," he prompdy replied, " I 
will not volunteer, but if you order it, I will take the brigade in and 

we will do the best we can." 
I When, finally, two brigades 

I (Cullen's of the First Division, 

I and Fairchild's of the Second) , 

I assisted by the fire of a batte- 

j ry, were sent forward, they met 

a bloody repulse, losing heavily 
in killed and wounded, and 
also in prisoners, who reached 
a position from which they 
could neither advance or re- 
treat. Six stands of colors were 
lost, among the number being 
those of the Tenth New Hamp- 
shire. In his official report. 
General Weitzel says : " I did 

_— more than I was ordered to 

do. I knew that my orders 
were simply to make a demon- 
stration. I probably made a 
more lively demonstration than 
was intended, but at the same time I did not wish to march sixteen 
miles and then come back without finding out exactly what the 
enemy had there." 

The reported loss of the Eighteenth Corps in this movement 
was over one thousand, of whom more than six hundred were 
"captured or missing," many of the latter being stragglers who 
subsequendy rejoined their commands. The Second Regiment 
had one man wounded — the only man hit in the Third Brigade. 

During the night the corps was withdrawn as far as the Charles 
City road. Rain (which set in about noon), the deep mud of the 
roads, and a night of inky darkness, made this a most trying march, 
and the troops were badly scattered. On the 28th they were 



Capt. Thomas E. Marshall, Co. I. 

The original second sergeant of Company G. 
Was wounded at Gettysburg, re-enlisted, and 
promoted to captain of Company I. He resides 
at Greenville. 



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Colonel 2d N. H. V. and Bvt. Brig. Gen. 



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returned to their original positions in the intrenchments. Lieut.- 
Colonel Patterson's report was as follows : 

Hdqrs. Third Brig., First Div., i8th Army Corps, 

In the Fields October 2q, 1864. 

Captain : I have the honor to report the operations of this brigade as follows : 

Broke camp on the morning of the 26th instant and marched about one mile down the Varina 
road, where the troops formed in column of regiments, and there rested for the day and night. 
Left this position on the morning of the 27th 
at 5 o'clock, following the Second Brigade. 
Continued the march till we reached the 
Williamsburg road, about 3 p. m. Here the 
brigade formed in close column by divisions 
and marched about half a mile down the 
road, when, by order of the division com- 
mander, I deployed to the right of the 
Williamsburg road, wfth the Second New 
Hampshire Volunteers on the right, extend- 
ing into the woods, with the One Hundred 
and Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers 
on the left, resting on the road. Here we 
came under the fire of the enemy's artillery. 
The Second Brigade was deployed about 200 
yards in my front in line of battle, with the 
First Brigade on their right. When the 
Second Brigade moved forward I advanced 
my line some 500 yards, where I remained 
till dark, when ordered to retire to my for- 
mer position. Here fifty men from the 
Second New Hampshire Volunteers and 
twenty-live from the Fortieth Massachusetts 
were thrown out on picket and remained 
until the whole army retired. One hour 
after received orders to retire in silence. 
Arrived at White's tavern, on the Charles 
City Road, about 11 p. m., where my com- 
mand bivouacked. 

At daylight on the morning of the 28th 
instant the brigade was formed in line of 
battle on the left of the First Brigade, which rested with its right on the Charles City road. 
Here we remained in line of battle till noon, when I received orders to return to our old camp, 
where we arrived about 6 p. m. 

A list of casualties I have already forwarded. Most of the men reported missing fell out of 
the ranks on our return, from exhaustion, and will doubtless soon rejoin their commands. 

The behavior of both officers and men was everything that their commander could desire. 

I am, sir, &c., J. N. PATTERSON, 

Lieut. -Col. Second N. H. Vols., comdg. Brigade. 
Capt. George A. Bruce, 

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General. 

Tuesday, November 8, the legal voters in the New Hampshire 
regiments cast their ballots for President of the United States, 
under the soldiers' voting law of the State, with the following result, 
by regiments, in the Army of the James : 



Henry L. Jones, Co. G, 

Enlisted from Washington, his native 
town, and died of disease at Hill Top, Md., 
November 14, 1861. 



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Second Regiment, 


Lincoln, 65 


McClellan, 4 


Tenth " 


" 14 


" 46 


Twelfth " 


86 


" 39 


Thirteenth " 


" 104 


41 



About the middle of November the Army of the James was 
reorganized. The white troops of the Tenth and Eighteenth Corps 
were consolidated, under the style of the Twenty-fourth Corps, with 
Major-General John Gibbon in command; and all the colored 

troops of the two corps were 
designated the Twenty-fifth 
Corps, under General Weitzel. 
The brigade to which the 
Second was attached became 
the Third Brigade, Third Di- 
vision, Twenty-fourth Corps, 
and Colonel Guy V. Henry 
returned about this time and 
resumed command. 

The brigade being held in 
reserve in rear of the corps, 
was encamped in a favorable 
position, with wood and water 
in abundance, and every fa- 
cility for building comfortable 
quarters for the winter. 

During the season much 
attention was paid to compa- 
ny, regimental and brigade 
drills, The discipline was 
such that the brigade was 
ranked among the best in the Army of the James. Weekly inspec- 
tions were instituted by the corps commander, at which the best 
regiment was excused from all outside duties for a week, and it was 
ordered that the neatest soldier in the division should receive a 
twenty days' furlough. At several examinations the Second was 
announced as the best regiment in the brigade, and several mem- 
bers received furloughs as being the neatest and best soldiers in the 
division. 



Abial A. Hannaford, Co. H. 



and 



Enlisted from Manchester, re-enlistedj 
served to the end. Present residence, Worcester, 
Mass. 



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CHAPTER XVII. 

MARCH 3 TO DECEMBER 25, 1 86 5. THE BRIGADE ASSIGNED FOR 

SECRET SERVICE EXPEDITION UP THE RAPPAHANNOCK A RAID 

THROUGH THE NORTHERN NECK MEETS SHERIDAN'S CAVALRY AT 

WHITE HOUSE MARCHES WITH SHERIDAN TO REJOIN THE ARMY 

THE CLOSING SCENES THE SECOND ENTERS RICHMOND SUBSE- 
QUENT ASSIGNMENTS TO PROVOST DUTY THE FINAL MUSTER OUT 

AND RETURN TO NEW HAMPSHIRE. 




ARCH 3, 1865, the brigade, now under com- 
mand of Brevet^ Brigadier-General Roberts, 
received orders to report to Lieutenant-General 
Grant, for secret service. With many regrets 
the men packed their belongings and left their 
pleasant, homelike camp, on the 4th. A six 
miles' march, in a drenching rain and through 
mud knee-deep, brought the command to 
Deep Bottom Landing, where, after a few 
hours' wait, it embarked on transports to await 
further orders^the Second Regiment on the 
steamer " Northerner." 

The next day, at noon, the fleet arrived at 
Fort Monroe. Thence the expedition, convoyed by four gunboats, 
proceeded to the Rappahannock river. When opposite the little 
village of Urbanna, a few rebel cavalry made their appearance on 
the bank of the river, but were quickly dispersed by a six-pounder 
on one of the gunboats. On the evening of the 6th the expedition 
anchored for the night about six miles below Fredericksburg. Here 
a detachment of the First New York Mounted Rifles were landed, 
and proceeded to Hamilton's Crossing, about four miles from the 
city, to destroy the bridge of the Richmond and Fredericksburg 
railroad and all railroad stock found in the vicinity, and prevent 
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On the morning of the 7th the fleet steamed up to the city, 
where the troops quietly disembarked and threw out pickets around 
the town. The brigade was so far successful as to cut off twelve 
cars loaded with tobicco and other Confederate government prop- 
erty. It also captured fifty mules and ten army wagons complete, 

which were immediately 
loaded with tobacco, 
brought into the city, and 
put on board the fleet. 
The object of the expedition, 
so far as that locality was 
concerned, had been suc- 
cessfully accomplished, with- 
out the loss of a man, and 
the brigade re- embarked for 
Fort Monroe. 

Arriving at Fort Monroe, 
the captured stores were 
unloaded, and the brigade 
awaited further orders. The 
results of this foray were so 
satisfactory that the brigade 
was soon ordered on another 
raid. On the 1 1 th of March 
the expedition sailed for the 
Potomac, and the next morn- 
ing landed at Kinsale, on 
Wicomoco creek, for a tour 
of the neighboring country. 
Six miles from ^he landing they met a force of Mosby's men, who 
were then collecting in that part of Virginia known as the Northern 
Neck, preparatory to the opening of the campaign. After a slight 
skirmish they retreated, leaving five prisoners, and having wounded 
five of the Mounted Rifles. The force retraced their steps to 
Kinsale the same evening, bringing with them over one hundred 
head of cattle and sheep. As the troops had been subsisting on 
salt pork, a change of diet was now very acceptable. A sufficient 



Capt. James E. Saunders, Co. E. 

Among Peterborough's earliest volunteers, 
enlisting under Weston in Co. G. Took in all 
the battles, and re-enlisted. Passed through the 
several degrees of promotion, and was mustered 
out as captain of Company E. He was taken 
prisoner at second Bull Run, but escaped and 
got back into the Union lines inside of two weeks. 
To his faculty for sketching we are indebted for 
a number of the pictures in t^is work. His pres- 
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number of the captured animals were slaughtered, and the air of 
Kinsale was fragrant that night with the savory odors of broiling 
beef and mutton. Pickets were thrown out around the landing, to 
prevent any surprise by the enemy during the night ; and before 
daybreak the command embarked again for Fort Monroe. 

Arriving off Point Lookout, a stop was made for the purpose of 
taking in water. Several officers of the Second went ashore, and 
had an opportunity to observe the many changes which had taken 
place since they left there, a year before. While here, a special 
messenger arrived from General Grant, with orders to the officer in 
command of the expedition to proceed to White House, on the 
Pamunky, to establish a depot of 
supplies for Sheridan's cavalry, 
which had been riding rough- 
shod over the enemy's country 
for the previous three weeks, and 
was then heading to join Grant 
before Petersburg. 

The brigade arrived at White 
House on the 14th, and it being 
the- day of the New Hampshire 
election, the Second voted for 
Members of Congress. Reports 
were current that Longstreet had 
left Richmond to oppose Sheri- . 
dan's crossing at White House, 
and a line of intrenchments was 
thrown up immediately around 
the landing. With these, and 
several gunboats in the river, no 
anxiety was felt as to the results 
of an attack by any force Lee 
might be able to send over. Great quantities of forage and other 
stores were accumulated here ; and a force of mechanics arrived 
and set to work repairing the railroad bridge across the Pamunky. 

On the evening of the 1 8th the approach of Sheridan was her- 
alded by the arrival of his advance guard on the bank of the river 



Adjutant Charles E. Plaisted. 

Entered the service, from Portsmouth, as 
a private in Company K. Re-enlisted, and 
was promoted through various grades to be 
captain of Company B, but was not mustered. 
Was mustered out as adjutant, with the regi- 
ment. Died, at Portsmouth, April 25, 1874. 



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The Army Chaplain, iSbj. The Minister oj Peace, i8qs. 

Chaplain John W. Adams. 

For two full years (with a few days to spare) Rev. John Wesley Adams served as chaplain of 
the Second Regiment. His faithful devotion to his high calling, and his kindly care for the 
material interests and bodily welfare of the men as well, won him a place in their respect and 
affection not always given to army chaplains; an appreciation which, as the hour of separation 
approached, found spontaneous expression in the Testimonial which appears on a later page. 
He was a native of Townsend, Mass., born May 23, 1832. He is in the seventh generation from 
Henry Adams, the ancestor of the presidents. He was educated in the common schools of Law- 
rence, Mass., and was licensed to preach by the Garden Street M. E. Church in 1856. In 1858 
he joined the New Hampshire Conference, and has had a dozen or more successful pastorates. 
For four years (1877-80) he was Presiding Elder of the Concord District, and has received at 
the hands of his conference other high appointments. 

December 5, 1863, he was commissioned chaplain of the Second Regiment, and remained 
with it to the end, always at the front. On Fast Day, June i, 1865, he preached a memorial 
sermon to his brigade on the death of Abraham Lincoln, from i Cor., ivig, "Cast down, but 
not destroyed." In July, 1865, he inaugurated a school for colored children in Fredericksburg,. 
Va. He is widely known as a man of line literary accomplishments, his talents finding a field 
on the lecture platform. At the present time (1895) he is pastor of the M. E. Church at 
Methuep, Mass. 

opposite White House, and soon after his army arrived, with tired 
men and horses. The next morning they crossed the river, and 
were employed until the morning of the 24th in recuperating, refit- 
ting, and preparing for a march across country to City Point. In 
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Capt. Edward D. Baan. Co. C. 

A resident of Haverhill, Mass., who enlisted as a private, was promoted to 
corporal, then to sergeant, re-enlisted, and at the end was captain of Company 
C. Since the war he has been connected with the Lovell Arms Co., Boston. 

about two thousand contrabands, were sent to Fort Monroe on the 
transports which had brought the expedition up on the 14th, and 
the brigade was directed to accompany Sheridan on his march to 
the James, and then rejoin the corps. The line of march was taken 
up, with Sheridan's cavalry in the advance, on the morning of the 
24th, and that day the brigade made a march of fifteen miles, 
halting for the night at Jones' Bridge, on the Chickahominy. The 
march was resumed the next morning, passing through Charles 
City Court House, and by night the command reached the James 
at Harrison's Landing. 

On the morning of the 26th the brigade left Harrison's Land- 
ing, and in the evening reached its old camp on Signal Hill. It 
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who had been withdrawn from the front and were under heavy 
marching orders. All the troops in the Army of the James were 
ordered by Grant to the left of the lines at Petersburg, excepting 
the Third Division of the Twenty-fourth Corps and one division of 
the Twenty-fifth, which were left, under command of Weitzel, to 
hold the lines north of the James, with orders to advance upon 

Richmond the moment a 
break might be made in 
Lee's lines before Peters- 
burg. The Second was 
ordered to occupy Signal 
Hill, where the Eighth 
Maine had been in camp, 
that regiment belonging 
to the portion of the corps 
sent to Petersburg. 

Mighty events were 
impending. Lee's army 
was in its death struggle, 
and the Confederacy tot- 
tering to its fall. On the 
I St and 2d of April the 
troops north of the James 
listened to the terrific 
cannonading around Pe- 
tersburg, biding the time 
for their own advance. 
Spread out thin, to cover 
the line recently occupied by two full corps, the sharpest watch was 
maintained and the greatest possible display made in order to hold 
Longstreet from reinforcing Lee. 

On the night of the 2d every band in the two opposing lines 
was run at full blast until midnight. News had been received of 
Grant's great successes on the left, and before morning it was more 
than suspected that Richmond was being evacuated. Heavy explo- 
sions were heard, at times, in the direction of the rebel capital, and 
a great and unusual light was observed and reported by officers in 



Sergt. Alba C. Haynes, Co. G. 

An early recruit, who re-enlisted, and was the 
color-sergeant of the regiment for the last year and a 
half of its service. He is now a freight conductor, 
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the signal tower. Deserters also brought in information that the 
enemy were evacuating their positions. Grant having broken Lee's 
lines and forced him from Petersburg, the fall of Richmond was 
inevitable. The rebel government had already fled, and at mid- 
night the defences north of the James were evacuated, the troops 
joining in the retreat which ended, six days later, in the memorable 
surrender at Appomattox Court House. 

With the very earliest morning light Weitzel's alert pickets 
pushed forward over the abandoned rebel works, and by seven 
o'clock were on the outskirts of the city. The main column was 
not far behind. The scene was wild beyond description. The 
destruction of government property by the retreating troops — the 
gunboats, arsenals, and stores they could not carry off — had not 
ended there ; the fires had extended until hundreds of dwellings 
and business blocks were in flames. 
It was a chaos of smoke and flame 
and flying cinders that faced the 
men of the Second. But it was 
Richmond, the goal of four years' 
desires, which lay before them, a 
blazing brand. "On to Rich- 
mond ! " had been accomplished, 
and it had been permitted the 
Second New Hampshire to be 
among the first to see the rebel 
capital sitting in the sackcloth and 
ashes of defeat. 

The Second encamped outside 
the city for a few days, when it 
moved to a more desirable loca- 
tion in one of the forts overlooking 
the city. April 25 th, the brigade 
was ordered to cross the river to 
Manchester, and encamped some 
two miles from Richmond, on the 
road leading to the Cumberland coal mines. After a few days 
spent in laying out camps and building quarters, drill and the other 
duties of the soldier were resumed. 



William Summers, Co. I. 

Fiery, impulsive, big hearted "Bill." 
Summers. His pump shop, under Granite 
Block, in Manchester, was one of the land- 
marks along in the '50s. He came out as a 
recruit immediately after the first Bull Run, 
and after serving three yeirs enlisted in the 



Veteran Reserve Corps. 
31, 1878, at Manchester. 



He died Dec. 



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The ink was hardly dry upon the terms of surrender at Appo- 
mattox before orders were issued to suspend recruiting, and the 
work of dismissing to their homes the great army of volunteers 
commenced soon after. On the 21st of June the Tenth, Twelfth 

and Thirteenth New Hampshire 
regiments were mustered out of 
the United States service, their 
recruits whose term of service 
would not expire before Septem- 
ber 30 being transferred to the 
Second : from the Tenth, 118; 
from the Twelfth, 87 ; from the 
Thirteenth, 58. These additions 
raised the strength of the Second 
to about nine hundred men, per- 
mitting the muster of a colonel. 
Lieutenant-Colonel Patterson was 
at once mustered as colonel. 
Major Cooper as lieutenant- colo- 
nel, and Captain Converse as 
major. 

In the meantime about one- 
half of the regiments in the Third 
Division had been mustered out 
of service, and the remainder were 
formed into two independent 
brigades, and Colonel Patterson 
was assigned to the command of 
the Second Brigade. This organization existed until July loth, 
when the brigades were broken up and the regiments assigned 
to the several districts into which Virginia had been divided. 

The Second Regiment left Richmond July 10, for Fredericks- 
burg, District of North Eastern Virginia, commanded by General 
Devens. This district was divided into four sub-districts, called 
the sub-districts of Fauquier, Rappahannock, Essex, and Northern 
Neck. Colonel Patterson was assigned to the command of the 
Northern Neck, which embraced the counties of King George, 



Lieut.-Col. Levi N. Converse. 

Enlisted from Marlborough, and mustered 
as a sergeant in Company A. He rose, step 
by step, until at Gettysburg he commanded 
the company, lost an arm, and was promoted 
to captain. He went out with the old men, 
but was re-commissioned three days later; 
appointed major May i8, 1865; lieutenant- 
colonel Nov. I, 1865, upon the death of 
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Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster. On 
the 14th, leaving Companies A, F and H as provost guard at Fred- 
ericksburg, the remaining seven companies started for Warsaw, 
Richmond county, where the headquarters of the sub-district were 
established; and to each oi the 
counties in the sub-district one 
company was sent, the commanding 
officer of the company acting as 
provost marshal of the county and 
assistant agent of the Freedmen's 
Bureau. 

August 22, the Fifth Maryland, 
stationed in the sub-district of Es- 
sex, was ordered to be mustered 
out, and the sub-districts of Essex 
and Northern Neck to be consoli- 
dated and called the sub-district of 
Essex, under command of Colonel 
Patterson. Company B was imme- 
diately sent to Stevensville, King 
and Queen county, and Companies 
C and G went to Tappahannock. 
The headquarters of the district 
were still at Warsaw, although they 
would have been removed to Tap- 
pahannock but for the great amount 
of sickness prevailing among the 
command at Warsaw, where a post 
hospital had to be established, under Surgeon Stone. Late in 
October the regiment lost one of its most valued officers by the 
death of Lieutenant-Colonel Cooper. He was one of the original 
members, enlisting as a private in Company B, and rose by merit 
alone to his rank at death. 

Early in November the headquarters were removed to Tappa- 
hannock, leaving Company E, with Lieutenant Wood in command^ 
at Warsaw ; Company I, Captain Marshall, at Westmoreland, and 
Company K, Captain Locke, at Heathsville. 



Lieut.-Col. John D. Cooper. 

Enlisted from Concord, and was mus- 
tered as a corporal in Company B. At 
the second Bull Run he was shot through 
the lungs, supposed mortally, and a^am 
wounded at Gettysburg. His promotions 
came along regularly, until ne became 
lieutenant-colonel. On the morning of 
October 30, 1865, while on his way home 
on leave of absence, he was found in an 
insensible condition in his room at the 
Maltby Hoiise, in Baltimore, and died 
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On Sunday, November 24th, the long-expected order for muster 
out reached regimental headquarters, and orders were immediately 
forwarded to the commanding officers of the different counties to 
proceed at once with their commands to Tappahannock. On the 

I St of December a detachment 
of the Eleventh Maine arrived, 
under Colonel Maxfield, who 
relieved Colonel Patterson of 
the command of the sub- district. 
The next day the Second em- 
barked for Fredericksburg, en 
route to City Point to be mus- 
tered out. On the 4 th, having 
picked up the three companies 
on duty at Fredericksburg, the 
regiment took cars for Rich- 
mond, where it arrived in the 
evening and was quartered in 
the old Libbey prison. 

The' regiment arrived at City 
Point about noon on the 5 th, 
and from that time until Decem- 
ber 19 the officers were busily 
engaged in making the muster 
out rolls and preparing for a 
December 19, the Second was 



Lieut. Frank C. Wasley, Co. C. 

Enlisted from Manchester, and mustered as 
a corporal in Company I. Received various 
promotions, to first lieutenant, and wounded at 
Gettysburg. Now resides in Lowell, and is 
state inspector of factories and public build- 
ings. 

speedy departure from Virginia. 



mustered out of the United States service, and the same day 
embarked for Baltimore; left Baltimore on the 21st, and arrived in 
New York the next morning ; at 5 p. m. embarked on the " City of 
Norwich," and arrived at Allyn's Point early the next morning. At 
9 o'clock in the evening of December 23d the regiment reached the 
city of Concord, and the men were marched to the various hotels, 
where supper was awaiting them. 

Monday, December 25, the regiment was formally welcomed 
home by the state authorities. It made a parade through the 
principal streets, escorted by the state militia and veterans who had 
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house, after being reviewed by the governor, the command halted. 
Speeches were made by Governor Frederick Smyth, Ex- Governor 
Gilmore, Adjutant-General Natt Head, Colonel Walter Harriman, 
and Colonel Peter Sanborn, to which Colonel Patterson responded 
in a fitting manner in behalf of the regiment. Cheers were given 
for and by the regiment, when it shouldered arms for the last time 
and returned to "Camp Gilmore." 

On Tuesday, December 26, the regiment was paid off, and 
there was nothing further to hold the men together. They went 
their several ways, and the Second Regiment New Hampshire Vol- 
unteer Infantry existed no longer except in memory and the history 
of a glorious past. 



The Three Guardsmen. Thirty Years After. 

Leonard E. Bobbins, Co. G. George W. Cilley, Co. I. 

William K. Philbrick, Co. H. 



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CHAPTER XVIII. 



OILMAN MARSTON. 



IN a Memorial Day address delivered in Manchester in 1891 by 
Gen. Charles H. Bartlett, one of New Hampshire's most gifted 
orators and scholars, he took as his theme General Gilman Mars- 
ton, then recently deceased. As the most appreciative and finished 
portrayal of the life and character of the Second Regiment's great 
commander that has yet appeared, it has been thought desirable to 
preserve the major portion of it in this history of the regiment he 
led. The elimination of the eloquent lines with which the orator 
approached his theme will not detract from its completeness and 
symmetry ; nor will the omission of incidents which have already 
been given in the preceding narrative : 

" The ideal infantry soldier whom the genius of the artist has 
moulded in imperishable bronze, and whose heroic form stands like 
a sleepless sentinel at the base of yonder imposing shaft which a 
grateful city has appropriately reared in honor of those of her sons 
* who gave their services in the war which preserved the union of 
the states,' bears the proud insignia of the Second New Hampshire 
regiment. 

" The Second was the first of the three-years* regiments which 
New Hampshire sent to the front, and none other surpassed it in 
length of service, in hard blows given and received and dangers 
encountered and overcome. 

''The distinguished citizen, and afterwards no less distinguished 
soldier, who led that regiment with bold, [unfaltering step and 
dauntless courage to meet the first impetuous onset of the exultant 
and confident foe, before the black cloud of war then rapidly rising 
and swiftly moving upon the national capital, had yet burst in its 
fury, but whose fearful portend was seen and felt and known by all, 
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the icy touch of the last great foe of man, and today his honored 
grave receives its first Memorial Day visitation. Others did nobly 
and well. Others deserve all that has been or may be spoken in 
eulogy of and concerning them. Others have won fame and renown 
which the old Granite State will ever cherish in her casket of price- 
less jewels, but no brave and martial spirit that dwells within her 
borders will be touched with envy, or moved by jealousy, as we 
appropriately pause today to pay our humble tribute to that gallant 
leader, your so honored comrade and friend, so recently fallen, 
General Oilman Marston. 

"Like you all, prior to 1 861, he had trod the paths of peace. To 
him, as to you, war was new and foreign to his thought, habit and 
occupation. But the heroic, martial spirit was inbred. Through a 
long and distinguished ancestral line the fire and flame came down 
' to his noble soul and lost none of their ardor on the way. His 
ancestors were at home upon the battlefield and had maintained 
the right with the sword with courage undaunted and faith unfal- 
tering. 

"Born on the 20th of August, 181 1, in the quiet, rural, agri- 
cultural town of Orford, on the banks of the beautiful Connecticut, 
surrounded by natural scenery well calculated to inspire his youth- 
ful ambition with longings for greater opportunity for activity and 
achievements than his native heath seemed to open to him, he early 
resolved to secure a collegiate education and to launch his bark 
upon the more fascinating but uncertain waters of professional life. 

" He made no mistake and he took no risk. All the elements 
essential to success were happily blended in his nature. To great 
natural capacity and brain power, developed, enriched and fortified 
by the discipline and culture of an early classical education, he 
added indomitable pluck, tireless industry and honesty of character 
and purpose, and in the pathway of this combination success never 
trails her banner. 

"Graduating from Dartmouth College in 1837, admitted to the 
bar in 1841, we find him selecting the thriving, beautiful and 
important town of Exeter as his future home and the arena for his 
professional contests. How quickly he won the confidence and 
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unheralded is shown by the fact that in 1845, 6 ^ind 7 he repre- 
sented that town in the legislature, and in 1850 was chosen a 
member of the constitutional convention. 

"In the meantime his professional career had been marked 
with great brilliancy and success, and the young stranger soon 
found himself the peer of the greatest and best at a bar widely 
famed for the great learning and eloquence of its leaders. 

"In 1859 he was elected to congress, and there the war of the 
great rebellion found him, absorbed in the duties of his high office, 
with every impulse of his soul responsive to his country's claims 
upon him in the hour of her supreme peril. His contact, upon 
entering congress, with the moulders of public sentiment in the 
south, quickly convinced him that the threatened rupture was inev- 
itable, that nothing could stay the pride and arrogance of southern 
chivalry save only the strong arm of the federal government, 
asserted with all the force and power which its vast resources could 
command. So, forecasting the crisis, he saw his own path of duty 
clear, and when the storm burst his sword was already drawn to 
meet its initial blow. After the inauguration of Lincoln and before 
the advance guard of the great loyal uprising of the north could 
organize, equip and march to the rescue of the national capital, 
whose atmosphere was lurid and hot with the breath of treason, and 
tremulous with the mutterings of secession, General Marston was 
found enrolled in the Cassius M. Clay Battalion for the defense of 
Washington. Did he follow the bugle call and the drum beat? 
No; he led them. Before the reveille or the tattoo, before the 
advent of the picket guard or sentinel. Oilman Marston had sought 
the post of danger and awaited their coming. 

" Although a representative in congress at the outbreak of the 
rebellion, he nevertheless saw in that fact no impediment to mili- 
tary service, and he accepted the colonelcy of the Second regiment 
with alacrity, and devoted himself with tireless energy and unbounded 
enthusiasm to its preparation for active duty, and in a remarkably- 
brief space of time, considering the work to be accomplished and 
the inexperience on every hand in all matters pertaining to military 
affairs, he led it forth amidst the applauding shouts of a people 
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with a patriotism as ardent and lofty as the situation was grave and 
perilous. 

" Thus was the Second regiment recruited, organized, equipped 
and mustered in the early gray of the morning of war. The 
breathless suspense that precedes the bursting of the storm was on 
the land. Fear and hope, doubt and confidence, alternated in the 
public mind as it contemplated, first the magnitude of the threat- 
ened revolt, and then turned to the apparently resistless ardor and 
enthusiasm antj boundless resources of the loyal north. 

" Can a rebellion of such magnitude, involving so many states, 
so extensive an area of country, so numerous, so brave and heroic a 
people, be suppressed even by the strong arm of the national 
government? was a question everywhere propounded. History was 
searched, and searched in vain, for an assuring response. The past 
offered no consolation. A new precedent had to be established, 
and General Marston and the men who swarmed about him were 
the type of manhood to establish it. 

" That this regiment should receive a continuous ovation on its 
journey through the loyal states to the scene of threatened hostili- 
ties, was to be expected in the then excited condition of the 
country, and was the common experience of the early regiments, 
which constituted the advance of the loyal armies. Banquets and 
flag presentations were the order of the day at the populous centers 
through which they passed. 

" We should do great violence to the memory of the noble dead 
whose name we seek to honor did we not here pause for at least 
brief mention of that famous regiment, at whose head he received 
his first baptism of fire and blood on the fated field of Bull Run, 
and whose fortunes he shared in the early stages of the war, and 
until called to assume more responsible duties on a broader field of 
action. That he should ever regard it with even more than pater- 
nal pride and affection, was but the natural sequence of his official 
relationship to it, and his thorough appreciation of the splendid 
soldierly material of which it was composed, and which he had so 
often seen tried and tested in the terrible crucible of war. 

" To say that it was highly distinguished in the personnel of its 
membership, is but to repeat familiar history. To say that it was 
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equally distinguished for the hard and solemn work done, is but to 
say anew what all who ever touched shoulder with it in battle array 
have ever and always most generously said of and concerning it. 

" No officer ever led it in battle who did not sanctify some 
field of carnage with his own blood, while the names of those who 
fell in the ranks, at the post of duty and danger, would make a 
catalogue too long for recital here. The score of battlefields upon 
which it left its dead tell the story of the Army of the Potomac, 
from Bull Run to Appomattox. What it did, how it fared, may be 
judged of by one battlefield alone — Gettysburg — where out of 
twenty-four officers, eighteen were killed or wounded, and of the 
privates, three out of every five went down in death, or suffered 
mutilation more or less severe. 

"An historian who has told something of its story has thus 
epitomized its salient points : * The roll of the Second regiment 
during its organization contained more than three thousand names. 
Every regiment but two from the state was supplied, in part, with 
officers from its ranks ; and more than thirty regiments in the field 
had upon their rosters names of men who were once id^tified with 
it. It marched more than six thousand miles, participated in more 
than twenty pitched battles, and lost in action upwards of one 
thousand men.' 

" No words of mine can be so eloquent as this plain, simple 
recital of work done and dangers confronted. No orator, poet or 
painter can approximate the terrible reality of the cold and solemn 
record. 

" The age of General Marston at the time of his military career 
is worthy of our consideration. The successful soldiers of the war, 
as a rule, were young men. The adage, ' Old men for counsel and 
young men for war,' grew out of the experience of mankind, and 
accords with the natural adaptation of man to his life work. ' The 
first year of the war found General Marston turning the milestone 
which marks a half-century in the pathway of life, a period when 
the question of physical endurance and hardihood, such as the 
exigencies of war imperatively demand, becomes one of deep con- 
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Lieut. Sylvester Rogers, Co. 6. 

His home was at Nashua when the war com- 
menced, but he was studying medicine with Doctor 
Tubbs, at Peterborough. He was one of the first to 
enlist under Captain Weston, for whom he acted as 
medical examiner of the recruits. On the reorgani- 
zation of the regiment he was appointed second 
lieutenant, promoted to first, and was killed at Bull 
Run, August 29, 1862, under circumstances narrated 
on page 133. 

" Grant was but thirty-nine, Sherman forty-one, and Sheridan 
thirty. Wellington fought his last battle at forty-six. Washington 
received his commission as commander-in-chief of the armies of 
the revolution at forty-three, and Napoleon's victories and defeats 
ended at Waterloo at the age of forty-five ; while Alexander the 
Great was sighing at thirty for more worlds to conquer. 

* General Marston not only had his battles to fight, but the art 
or war to learn after his half century of active life in the pursuits of 
peace. The fires of youth no longer coursed in his veins, but the 
flame was in his soul, and the man whose sun was far advanced in 
the afternoon of life, turned to the appropriate work of youth and 
early manhood with an ardor, zeal, impetuosity and dash equaled 
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" He soon, however, had the opportunity to test his powers of 
physical endurance, for in the first great engagement of the war, at 
Bull Run, he was struck by a rifle ball, which so shattered his right 
arm as to make amputation necessary in the judgment of his 
surgeon, but which was saved by his own courage and bravery in 
refusing to submit to the operation, preferring to face the alterna- 
tive of death rather than to submit to the mutilation proposed. 
The sequel proved the correctness of his judgment and the value of 
his courage, for thereby his good right arm was saved to him and 
thereafter served him well. 

" In this engagement General Marston had ample opportunity 
to test the quality of his courage, and he improved it to its utmost. 
He was not disappointed in himself, for he found his nerve the 
same in the presence of the terrible reality of war as in safe and 
distant contemplation ; and no sooner was his crushed and broken 
arm made endurable by temporary adjustment than he again sought 
the front to lead his regiment to fresh assaults and to share with it 
the further perils of that eventful and disastrous day. 

" The brief moment allotted to this part of the exercises of the 
day will not permit a recital in detail of the part taken by General 
Marston in that long and sanguinary conflict, but compel us to 
notice only a few salient features which serve to illustrate the char- 
acter which it is our privilege and pleasure to contemplate. 

" The soldierly qualities so conspicuously displayed at Bull Run 
were no less marked and manifest on every field of conflict on 
which he faced the deadly perils of war. At Yorktown, Williams- 
burg, Drewry's Bluff, Fair Oaks, Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, 
Fredericksburg, or wherever engaged, he was the same daring, 
intrepid, fearless soldier. 

" And yet he was perfectly oblivious to the fame and glory which 
ever reward heroic deeds. Popular applause, so much sought, so 
highly prized, to his ear had neither sweetness nor charm. Fame, 
popularity, renown, the so common objects of ambition, weighed 
nothing by his standard of values. 

" Between congress and the army he divided his services as he 
deemed most useful to his country. When there was fighting at the 
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was over for the season and military movements were at an end, he 
left to others the monotony of the camp and the quiet of the winter 
quarters, and gave to his state and country, in the halls of congress, 
the best of his noble heart and brain. 

" His indifference to promotion and personal advancement in 
the service is shown in the fact that, although promoted to briga- 
dier-general in the fall of 1862, he did not accept the much-coveted 
honor among men of political aspirations until the spring of 1863. 
But for this indifference and even positive aversion to the notoriety 
and conspicuousness inseparably incident to high military authority 
in active service, it is fair to assume that General Mars ton would 
have been advanced to much higher rank and command than that 
with which he was content. 

" No blood was needlessly shed, no human life uselessly sacri- 
ficed by any order or command of his to add a laurel to his brow 
or broaden his fame. The blows he struck were blows against the 
confederacy and for his country. To that end, and that alone, he 
consecrated every energy of his soul. Nowhere in this broad land 
on this Memorial Day have flowers been dropped upon a grave 
whose occupant lost his life in any movement, any part of the 
motive behind which was the aggrandizement of the name of Oilman 
Marston. 

"Upon accepting promotion to brigadier-general he was 
assigned to the command of the District of St. Mary's, embracing 
an extensive camp of rebel prisoners, the proximity of which to the 
contending armies rendered it of great importance and its command 
one of grave responsibility. Three New Hampshire regiments, the 
Second, Fifth and Twelfth, a regiment of colored troops, one full 
battery of artillery, two companies of United States cavalry and 
several gunboats constituted this important command. 

"This guard and provost duty was well and conscientiously 
done, but it was not the work for General Marston' s hand, and no 
more cheering or grateful words fell upon his ear during those long 
and dark four years of war than those in which General Butler 
announced to him that his work in that line was done, and hence- 
forth the longing of his soul should be gratified by active service at 
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Smith A. Whitfield, Co. I. 

Bom in Francestown. Was wounded at Wil- 
liamsburg, May 5, 1862. The following August 
he was appointed captain in the Ninth N. H. and 
was wounded at Antietam. Oct. 15, 1864, he was 
commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the 123d U. S. 
C. T., and was mustered out Oct. 16, 1865. He 
has attained high distinction in civil life. For 
several years he was connected with the Internal 
Revenue service; later, postmaster at Cincin- 
nati; and under President Harrison was First 
Assistant Postmaster General. He is now in 
business in Chicago. 

"On the I St day of May, 1864, he assumed command of the 
First Brigade of the First Division of the Eighteenth Army Corps, 
then in the Army of the James, and subsequently he was transferred 
to the First Brigade, Third Division of the Tenth Corps. His 
services and achievements in these commands are matters of familiar 
history, and there today we must leave them. The record is safe, 
and will be sacredly and reverently cherished by a grateful people 
so long as valor and patriotism are cultivated among men, and 
unselfish devotion to liberty and country is counted among human 
virtues. 

" A striking characteristic of General Marston, as developed in 
his military service, was his sublime, unflinching courage. A dis- 
tinguished citizen of our state, himself not wanting in this noble 
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and have it granted, he would pray God to annihilate his fears. 
Oilman Marston had little occasion to breathe a prayer of this 
import. The spark which his keen blade struck from the steel of a 
worthy foe never kindled terror in his breast. In his noble and 
more than Roman form and spirit, fear had no place. And yet his 
courage was not of that brute and animal kind, born of insensibility 
to the presence of danger, but of that highest and noblest type of 
courage, which with every faculty awake and keenly alive to the 
presence of danger, yet courts it as the mountain peak courts the 
coming storm. 

" What better illustration is furnished of this noble quality, in 
all the annals of war, than the example of General Marston at the 
battle of Drewry's Bluff. In his brigade was a regiment that had 
never before been under fire. The storm of battle was bursting 
over the parapet, behind which his command was stationed, and 
shot and shell were falling in their ranks. A terrific onslaught had 
been repelled and another was impending. Under the terrible 
nerve strain the raw troops wavered, and their lines showed that a 
panic was imminent. The colonel commanding went to General 
Marston in great distress and informed him of the situation. He 
knew that if his regiment broke he was disgraced. The general saw 
the danger of such an example and instantly resolved to reassure 
and give confidence to the wavering line. Taking his field glass in 
hand, in full view of his brigade, he deliberately ascended the 
parapet in full exposure of the enemy's shot, and slowly walked its 
entire length, pausing occasionally to survey the enemy's move- 
ments through his glass, and then as deliberately descending, passed 
in front of the untried troops, speaking words of cheer and confi- 
dence as he did so. The panic was averted, and the force of heroic 
example put fear to shame and not a man faltered when the crisis 
came. 

"Another no less striking and marked characteristic was his 
ardent, lofty patriotism, coupled with a spirit of self-sacrifice and 
personal abnegation which the youth of this land may well ponder 
as a model worthy of all imitation. Had he been solicitous for 
personal advantage, he would have rendered, either in the army or 
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best results in the line of self interest, but to this aspect of the 
matter he gave no care or thought, but alternated between the two 
as he saw his opportunity to render the most effective service to his 
country. 

" What more beautiful or striking example of this characteristic 
is furnished in all history than General Marston has given us in his 
answer to the solicitations of a personal and political friend to 
obtain a brief leave of absence and visit New Hampshire at a time 
when his personal appearance among his constituents was deemed, 
by those upon whose judgment he relied, to be highly essential to 
his personal interests, and at a time, too, when he was sure to be 
received with all the demonstration and consideration so flattering 
to the pride and grateful to the feelings of one who had a right to 
feel that he had dearly earned his distinction. Did he listen to the 
solicitations of personal friendship ? Did he do what is so human — 
weigh his own interests and fortune in the balance? Did he take 
an hour from his country and give it to himself ? No. Listen to 
his answer, and tell me whether we do well to honor his name 
today : 

" *You ask me why I do not obtain leave of absence. How can 
I ? I am well enough, and the enemy is in sight. I have been 
listening all day for the sound of his guns. Horses saddled contin- 
ually. How is one to ask for leave? Could n't take it if it was 
offered. I have a fine division and intend to fight the first oppor- 
tunity.* 

" There is a soldier born, not bred. No culture of the school, 
no discipline of the camp, can create such a spirit. Bound to the 
post of duty by cords he could not sever, by a charm whose magic 
spell he could not break. * The enemy is in sight ! ' His whole 
soul was ablaze with the unquenchable fire of patriotic emotion. 
Restive under restraint, impatient at delay, he * had listened all day 
for the sound of the enemy's guns.' Thoughts of home, selfish 
interests, personal ambitions — these were all rank treason in that 
sublime hour of the soul's revelry in the highest, noblest and loftiest 
impulses that ever thrilled the human breast. 

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Surgeon William P. Stone. 

Doctor Stone was a physician of ripe years and 
experience, in practice at Danbury, who joined the 
regiment as assistant-sureeon in October, 1862. 
He was mustered out with the original members, 
in June, 1864, but was re-commissioned, as sur- 
geon, in July, rejoined the regiment in August, 
and remained with it until the final muster out. 
He died at Danbury in 1872. 

canvas as an object lesson for the gaze of the generations of youth 
who may come after him in this fair land. Call up, if you will, the 
canonized names in history*s catalogue of patriots and heroes, and 
who among them all, by word or deed, in all the essentials of 
patriotism and heroism, has surpassed this true, noble and heroic 
man of the old Granite State? 

" General Marston was kind to his men and most considerate of 
their welfare. Their comfort, health and safety were ever to him 
objects of constant and deep solicitude, and nothing that he could 
do to serve them in these directions was neglected or left undone. 
The violation of some technical rule of military discipline by men 
all their lives unaccustomed to restraint upon their freedom of 
speech or action, was not considered by him as an offense meriting 
very condign punishment, especially when prompted by no criminal 
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"General Marston resigned his military commission, took up 
the broken thread of his professional practice where he left it at 
war's first alarm, and henceforth devoted himself with unabated 
zeal to his congenial life work, interrupted only by such public 
duties as his fellow citizens were pleased to impose upon him. 

" The services of General Marston as legislator and statesman 
must be left to others and other occasions. That they were valuable 
to his state and country and distinguished for great learning, ability 
and wisdom, all know. And they closed not until in the fulness of 
his years, he laid down the burdens of life. 

"A huge granite bowlder, in form and finish as it came from the 
moulding palm of the divine architect, emblematical of the rugged 
and sterling virtues of this true and unique son of nature, with plain 
and simple inscription, fitly marks the spot to which the footsteps, 
not only of the present, but of future generations, will turn in 
reverent contemplation of a character which so forcefully and so 
beautifully illustrates the best and noblest characteristics of modern 
civilization.'* 

But little need be added to the above to give a complete outline 
of the public career of Gilman Marston. Upon the death of Sen- 
ator Pike, he was appointed by Governor Sawyer to serve until the 
legislature could fill the vacancy. In this way was fulfilled his well 
known ambition to hold a seat in the United States Senate — an 
ambition which probably could not have been gratified in any other 
manner. Though a giant and leader among men, he was but a 
helpless infant in the whirl of political intrigue and manipulation. 

Year after year he came up to Concord as a representative 
in the legislature from Exeter, and was the acknowledged leader of 
successive houses. The room of the Judiciary Committee — of 
which he was chairman — was his castle, and upon its walls hangs 
the most satisfactory picture extant of the old hero in his later 
years. The picture forming the frontispiece of this volume is from 
a photograph taken about the time of his entering upon the com- 
mand of the Second, and was selected by his law partner and 
executor. Attorney- General Edwin G. Eastman, as all in all, 
notwithstanding the civilian garb, the best picture of him at the 
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He died in Exeter, July 3, 1890 ; and in all the great concourse 
of people who gathered at his funeral there were none who brought 
a keener sorrow than the gray-haired "boys '* of his old regiment, 
who came from near and from far to follow for the last time one 
who had been to them more than a leader. Their work was not 
completed until, in remembrance of a preference he had sometime 
expressed as to the marking of his last resting place, they had 
procured and placed in position the granite bowlder which tells 
where Oilman Marston rests. After long search a satisfactory stone 
was found, far away, in Cheshire County, symmetrical in propor- 
tions, beautiful in texture, and without a flaw, upon which is 
chiseled the simple inscription : 

1811. 

GILMAN MARSTON. 

1890. 



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biographical sketches. francis s. fiske edward l. bailey 

joab n. patterson simon g. griffin henry e. parker 

harriet p. dame. 

Francis S. Fiske. 

FRANCIS S. FISKE, a son of Phineas and Isabella Redington 
Fiske, was born in Keene, New Hampshire, on the ninth 
day of November, 1825. He entered Dartmouth College at the 
age of thirteen, and was graduated from that institution in 1843. 
Three years later, he took a degree at the Harvard Law School. 

After practicing his profession for a few years in his native town, 
he traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. In 1857 and ^58 he 
was a member of the New Hampshire legislature. Later, he was 
the Washington correspondent of the New York Evening Post, and 
about 1 860 he published a volume on the great speculative schemes 
of the XVIIIth Century, entitled "Law and the Mississippi Bubble." 

At an early age he joined the militia of the state, serving as aide 
to the governor and as captain of the Keene Light Infantry. This 
was one of the most famous companies in the state. When under 
command of Mr. Fiske* s father-in-law — General James Wilson — it 
won especial praise from President Andrew Jackson at a reception 
held in his honor at Concord, about 1824. This company always 
maintained its reputation, until it was disbanded with all the inde- 
pendent companies of the state. 

On the 1 6th day of April, 1861, after reading the message of 
President Lincoln calling for troops, Mr. Fiske wrote on the instant 
to the Governor of New Hampshire, offering his services to his 
state in any capacity, in defense of the Union. The next day a 
commission to raise troops in the western part of the state was 
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Hampshire. During this interview Mr. Tulloch mentioned that 
Governor Goodwin had just told him that Mr. Fiske's offer of 
services was the first received by him. Mr. Fiske did not under- 
stand, however, that others might not have enlisted before his offer 
reached the governor. 

The next day Mr. Fiske left Boston, where he was just estab- 
lishing himself in business, and returned to Keene. Within one 
week, six companies had been formed, four of which had gone into 
camp at Portsmouth. Mr. Fiske was appointed lieutenant-colonel 
of the Second Regiment, and was actively engaged in drilling the 
recruits when the order came suspending the three months' 
enlistments and calling for volunteers for three years. He at once 
volunteered for three years and was commissioned lieutenant- 
colonel of the regiment. In this position he was with the regiment, 
without a day's interruption, for the first seven months of its 
existence. 

After Colonel Mars ton was wounded, early in the first battle of 
Bull Run, lieutenant- Colonel Fiske was in command of the regi- 
ment, which came off that field with unbroken ranks, and with all 
the wagons taken onto the field. He remained in command of the 
regiment until the following November, when he was detailed to 
serve on a division court martial. On being relieved from this duty 
he was placed in command of the Twenty- sixth Pennsylvania regi- 
ment, with which he remained until the battle of Williamsburg, in 
May, 1862. 

He was already stricken by fever, but on the evacuation of 
Yorktown by the Confederates, and the advance of the United 
States troops, he placed himself at the head of the regiment then 
under his command, and remained until General Hooker, who for 
two weeks had manifested much kind solicitude concerning his 
health, after repeatedly urging him to place himself under a sur- 
geon's care, sent him, with other malaria-stricken men, to Fort 
Monroe, and thence to Baltimore, where he lay for nearly two 
months, suffering an almost mortal illness. During the year 1862 
he was twice at death's door from the malarial poisoning, from 
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skillful Confederate physician of Baltimore (who saved his life), 
"the swamps of the Chickahominy had done the business for him," 
as for so many other men, helping the Confederate cause as effec- 
tually as grape shot. 

In 1865 Colonel Fiske was made brigadier-general by brevet. 

For the past twenty-three years he has been an officer of the 
United States District Court in Boston. 



Edward L. Bailey. 

Edward L. Bailey succeeded Marston as colonel of the Second 
Regiment. He was a native of Manchester, and received his edu- 
cation in the common schools of that city. At the opening of the 



war he was a clerk in the Manchester post office, under postmaster 
Thomas P. Pierce, to whose powerful influence and friendship he 
was largely indebted for his early commission in the Second. 
Enlisting in the "Abbott Guards," commanded by Captain William 
C. Knowlton, he went to Concord as first lieutenant of the compa- 
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the First Regiment. May ist, the company was transferred to 
Portsmouth, it being understood that Thomas P. Pierce was to be 
colonel of the Second Regiment, and the men desiring to serve 
under him. 

In the reorganization of the Second Regiment for three years, 
Captain Knowlton was "turned down," and Lieutenant Bailey 
succeeded him in command of the company, the "Abbott Guards" 
forming the nucleus of Company I. 

He was appointed major July 26, 1862 ; lieutenant- colonel 
October 23, 1862; and April 26, 1863, upon the promotion of 
Colonel Marston to brigadier-general, he became the colonel of the 
regiment. 

Although one of the youngest officers, being but twenty-one 
when he won his eagles, he was one of the bravest and most skill- 
ful. His handling of the regiment in its awful test at Gettysburg, 
was a model of technical skill and a triumph of personal valor. He 
commanded the regiment in all its battles from Gettysburg to Cold 
Harbor, led home the old men in June, 1864, and was mustered 
out with them. 

Soon after leaving the service he went into business in Boston, 
in the hat trade, but soon became convinced that he was not in his 
proper sphere as a trader. His talents and his formative training 
were all in the direction of a military life, and he sought a commis- 
sion in the regular army. 

March 7, 1867, he was commissioned second lieutenant in the 
Fourth U. S. Infantry. His good services as a volunteer were 
speedily recognized in a batch of brevets for gallant and meritorious 
services during the war, as follows : for Williamsburg,"brevet first 
lieutenant; for Fair Oaks, brevet captaia; for second Bull Run, 
brevet major ; for Gettysburg, brevet lieutenant-colonel. 

But actual promotions in the regular army, in time of peace, 
come slowly, and only after long waiting. It was almost nine 
years (February 26, 1876), before a first lieutenant's commission 
came to him; and it was not until December 4, 1891, that he 
attained the rank with which he had entered the volunteer service, 
thirty years before — captain. He left the service in 1893, and is 
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JoAB N. Patterson. 

To Joab N. Patterson belongs the unique distinction of being 
the only one of the original commissioned officers of the Second 
Regiment who served with it through its entire career, participated 
in every march and every battle, and was with it at its final muster 
out in December, 1865. 

He was born in Hopkinton, January 25, 1835. After fitting for 
college at New Hampton, he entered Dartmouth College in 1856, 
and was graduated in i860. Having fixed upon the law as the 
profession he would follow, he had made arrangements for a course 
of legal study, when the call to arms came and changed the whole 
course of his career. 

He enlisted as a private April 22, 1861, and receiving a warrant 
as recruiting officer, opened an office at Contoocookville and 
enlisted a company of seventy- two men for three months' service. 
On the reorganization of the Second Regiment for three years, he 
was commissioned as first lieutenant of Company H, and was pro- 
moted to captain May 23, 1862. 

His military career appears so fully in, and forms so large a 
part of, preceding pages, that they need be only epitomized here. 
When General Marston assumed command of the District of St. 
Mary's, he named Captain Patterson as provost marshal, a position 
which, in that district above almost every other, demanded the 
highest capacity for work, combined with firmness and tact. He 
filled this difficult position to the entire satisfaction of General 
Marston, with whom he was always a great favorite. 

He participated with the regiment, as acting major, in Butler's 
campaign on the James and in the Cold Harbor battle, and when 
the old men went home, in June, he was left in command of the 
fragment of the regiment remaining, being for a time the only com- 
missioned officer on duty with the regiment. 

June 21, 1864, upon the recommendation of Generals Smith 
and Marston, he was appointed lieutenant-colonel. January 10, 
1865, he was commissioned colonel, but was not mustered until the 
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Bkig. and B'vt Maj. Gex'l U. S. Vols. 
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three hundred men from the Tenth, Twelfth and Thirteenth New 
Hampshire regiments gave it the number requisite for a colonel. 

In September, 1864, he was temporarily in command of the 
Third Brigade, Second Division, Eighteenth Army Corps, and 
commanded it in the action on the Williamsburg road, October 27, 
1864. He served with distinction, as fully narrated elsewhere, and 
was finally mustered out with the regiment, December 19, 1865, 
having won his brevet as brigadier- general of volunteers, to date 
from March 13, 1865, for "bravery in battle and good conduct 
throughout the war." 

Returning to New Hampshire, he settled in Concord, where, in 
March, 1867, he married Miss Sarah C, one of the accomplished 
daughters of Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Bouton, one of New Hampshire's 
most distinguished divines and historical writers. He was appointed 
United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire, which 
position he held until the accession of President Cleveland. 

At the close of the war, and before the reorganization of the- 
New Hampshire militia, he held the commission of brigadier-gene- 
ral ; but -upon the reorganization of the force, he resigned, and had 
no further connection therewith until the organization of the Third 
Regiment, April 18, 1879, when he accepted a commission as its. 
colonel. He was subsequently commissioned brigadier- general,, 
commanding the New Hampshire National Guard, which commands 
he retained several years. 

He was appointed by President Harrison Second Auditor of the 
Treasury, which position he filled with great credit for four years, 
and on retiring therefrom, settled in Washington, where he is now 
engaged in the life insurance business. 



Simon G. Griffin. 

But one of all the volunteer soldiers from New Hampshire won 
the right to wear the double stars upon his shoulder, and that man 
was Simon G. Griffin, a graduate of the Old Second. 

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manhood, he engaged in teaching, dabbled a little in politics, and 
at length commenced the study of law, being admitted to the bar in 
Merrimack county in the fall of i860. But when, the following 
April, Sumter was fired on, he threw law books aside and took up 
the sword. He raised, and was commissioned captain of, the 
" Goodwin Rifles," which became Company B of the Second Regi- 
ment, and which he commanded at the first battle of Bull Run and 
until the October following, when he was appointed lieutenant- 
colonel of the Sixth New Hampshire. In March, 1862, Colonel 
Converse resigned, and Lieutenant-Colonel Griffin was appointed 
colonel on the 2 2d of April. 

On the 7 th of April, 1862, he commanded a highly successful 
expedition to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and on the 19th of 
April led his regiment in the battle of Camden. At the second 
battle of Bull Run, and at Chantilly, the Sixth, under his command, 
distinguished itself by its good conduct ; and at Antietam, with the 
Second Maryland, it carried the stone bridge across Antietam creek 
by a valorous charge. 

On the 20th of May, 1863, Colonel Griffin was assigned perma- 
nently to the command of the First Brigade, Second Division, Ninth 
Army Corps. Early in June the brigade went, under command of 
Colonel Griffin, to the assistance of General Grant in his operations 
against Vicksburg, and participated in its capture. He was also 
with his command in the campaign of General Sherman against 
General Joseph E. Johnston, and the capture of the city of Jackson, 
Mississippi, in July, where he was in charge of the Ninth Corps, 
having three brigades under his command. 

In August the corps returned to Kentucky, and a part of it 
immediately proceeded across the Cumberland Mountains to join 
General Burnside in his campaign in East Tennessee, Colonel Griffin 
being in command of the Second Division. In October he was sent 
by General Burnside to bring forward the remainder of the Ninth 
Corps, which had been left in Kentucky, but was finally assigned to 
the command of Camp Nelson, at that time a large and important 
post, as the rendezvous of the Tennessee refugees, to the number 
of about nine thousand, who were there formed into regiments. 

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Annapolis, Maryland, and Colonel Griffin was assigned to the cotn- 
mand of the Second Brigade, Second Division, composed of the 
Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh New Hampshire, the Thirty- first and 
Thirty-second Maine, and the Seventeenth Vermont regiments. 
He commanded his brigade in the battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 
1864, and also in the battle of Spottsylvania Court House, on the 
12 th, in the latter of which it saved General Hancock's corps from 
being routed. It was in this battle that Colonel Griffin acted with 
such consummate skill and gallantry as to win a brigadier-general's 
commission, on the recommendation of General Grant. He was in 
command of his brigade at the battles of North Anna River, May 
2oth and 21st, Tolopotamy Creek, May 31st, Bethesda Church, 
June 2d, and Cold Harbor, June 3d. 

On the night of the 1 6 th of June General Griffin, in command 
of his own and General Curtin's brigade, made an adroit and suc- 
cessful attack on the enemy's intrenched lines in front of Petersburg, 
carrying their works for a mile in extent, capturing nearly one 
thousand prisoners, besides four pieces of artillery, caissons and 
horses, more than a thousand stand of small arms and a quantity of 
ammunition. General Potter, commanding the division, intrusted 
the whole planning and execution of this attack to General Griffin, 
and most skillfully did he carry out his part of it. He had made a 
wide breach in the enemy's lines, and there was nothing to prevent 
an advance into the city, had supports come up in time. But the 
other corps were not ready to advance, and when, at three o'clock 
in the afternoon, the First and Third Divisions attacked, the enemy 
was prepared to meet them, and they were repulsed with immense 
slaughter. 

On the 2d of April, 1865, General Griffin arranged and led the 
assault on the enemy's lines at " Fort Hell," on the part of the 
Second Division, Ninth Army Corps. At the commencement of 
the action General Potter, commanding the division, was severely 
wounded, and was succeeded by General Griffin, who exhibited 
throughout the greatest activity, bravery and skill. For " gallant 
conduct" in this battle he was brevetted a major-general of U» S. 
volunteers — a brevet won sword in hand on one of the most bloody 
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joined with the corps in the pursuit and capture of General Lee's 
army. He returned with the division to Alexandria, and was mus- 
tered out of the United States service in September, 1865. 

After returning home, General Griffin was offered by the gov- 
ernment a position as field officer in one of the old regiments, and 
his appointment was made out and sent to him; but after so 
thorough an experience of the hardships and privations of the field, 
and after the war was over and there being no real call of his 
country for his services, he preferred the quiet and enjoyment of 
home, and declined the offer. Subsequently General Griffin settled 
in Keene, where he still makes his home. In 1866, '67 and '68 he 
was elected to a seat in the popular branch of the legislature, and 
served the last two years as Speaker of the House. 



Henry E. Parker. 

In Chaplain Parker was typified the high personnel of the Old 
Second. A native of Keene, forty years of age, possessed of high 
scholarly attainments, and for ten years the pastor of the South 
Congregational church in Concord — such was the man who went to 
the front with the Second as its first chaplain. After leaving the 
service, he was for a quarter of a century Professor of Latin at 
Dartmouth College, which position he resigned in 1891. The 
Dartmouth Literary Monthly for November of that year contained 
the following sketch, at once a biography and a tribute : 

" Professor Parker. Gentleman, Scholar, Christian ! — ^These 
words so often used, so often misapplied, rang in the hearts of 
every one of us in all their truth and strength, as the man known 
and reverenced by all stood in the old chapel some few days ago 
and said good-bye. And the standing forms, the silence broken 
only by the simple words of farewell, and the eager faces fixed in 
grave attention showed that truth and gentleness and bravery were 
receiving their homage due. 

" One of the senior speakers had quoted that afternoon many a 
line from the English Laureate, but one verse, often quoted, he had 



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not used ; but it seemed when Professor Parker stood before us as 
though its meaning was clearer than ever before : 

" '-'T is only noble to be good; 

Kind hearts are more than coronets, 
And simple faith, than Norman blood.' 

" Over half a century ago he entered Dartmouth, which had 
been the college of his father before him, and throughout his course 
was known as a strong man, the leader of his class, and as one in 
whom absolute confidence could be placed. Many a story has been 
told of his utter indifference to fear of any kind. It was considered 
in those days quite a feat for the more daring among the students 
to run and jump from the top of a high bank, that overlooked the 
Connecticut, into the water. Many took the leap, but ' Parker,' 
said the gentleman who told me the incident, ' was the only one 
who would jump with his eyes open, the others shutting them tight 
when they reached the edge.' 

"From 1843 to 1844, he was tutor in the college, after which 
he went to Union Theological Seminary in New York, from which 
he graduated in 1847. Men who were in the seminary at the time, 
even those knowing him but slightly, speak of him as a man whose 
acquaintance was a benefit. *A good m^n,' 'a true-hearted gentle- 
man,' are phrases frequently used by them. 

"He was ordained as evangelist at Eastport, Maine, March 13, 
1849, was acting pastor of the South Congregational church at 
Concord for one or two years, and installed there May 4, 1 85 1 . 
Here he spent ten years of earnest, hard work, and here again his 
simple, true-hearted honesty and singleness of purpose raised up 
friends on every side. 

" Then came the war. Mr. Parker went to the front as chaplain 
of the Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Colonel 
Marston commanding, and was as much at home in the camp as in 
the pulpit. Every man in the regiment, from colonel to the hum- 
blest private, respected and loved him. The chaplain's duty in our 
army is an anomalous one ; he has, by the regulations, the rank and 
the pay of a captain, but has really nothing to do, and is usually 
regarded by the soldiers as more or less an incumbrance. But 
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was a comforter in trouble, while among the wounded and the 
dying no presence was so welcome as his. When the regiment went 
into battle he would lead his horse with splendid courage where the 
bullets fell thickest, and loading the animal with the wounded would 
carry them away to a place of safety only to return again and again 
on the same errand. 

"Until the battle of Antietam, Mr. Parker had been in every 
battle in which the almost always beaten, and always just as pluckily 
fighting, Army of the Potomac had taken part. These included 
among others the seven days' fight before Richmond, which culmi- 
nated in the battle of Malvern Hill. After the army went into camp 
at Harrison's Landing, the malaria, which had painted nearly every 
man in the army with its yellow pigment, forced Chaplain Parker, 
though much against his will, to go back to New Hampshire. It 
was almost a year before he was himself again, but finally the 
Northern air succeeded in driving the enemy, bred in the Virginia 
swamps, from his system. 

"After a visit to Europe, he became, in 1866, Professor of Latin 
here in Dartmouth, a position which he has held ever since. The 
previous incumbent had been Professor Noyes, . whom Professor 
Parker had succeeded once before when he became pastor of his 
Concord church. 

" For twenty-eight years has Professor Parker been instructor 
in Latin in this college, and in all that while not a word has been 
heard concerning him that was not of honor and affection. Some- 
thing better than the meaning of Latin nouns and verbs has come 
to every man who has been under his instruction, for a spirit of 
rare courtesy, a gentleness and yet strength of manner, an atmos- 
phere of courtliness and high breeding, have shown to class after 
class the true meaning of the grand old word, gentleman. Known 
and honored outside the college walls as well as in, it is safe to say 
that no man walks the streets of Hanover so well beloved as Pro- 
fessor Parker. In him the poor and the friendless have found a 
warm heart and a helping hand, while his broad sympathies have 
identified him with every good work. 

" Some years ago, while, courageous as ever, he was rendering 
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back severely. He was carried home, and it was not expected that 
he would live. But he rallied, grew strong, and once more took up 
his duties in the college. He has, however, never fully recovered, 
and for the last few years has been advised again and again by his 
physicians to lay aside the harness, and, finally unable longer to 
bear the burden, he placed his resignation in the hands of the 
trustees. 

" No one of the present Senior class will ever forget the hours 
spent in the North Latin room ; the dignified, wrinkled face, look- 
ing at us over the text-book ; the gentle, kindly voice, the cour- 
teous manner, the honest true spirit of the man who seemed more 
like some intimate friend than an instructor ; old Dartmouth hall 
will not seem the same when his form shall no longer go in and out 
of its door- ways; the college yard will seem different when he shall 
pass no longer beneath the elms. And when one thinks again erf 
the courtly gentleman, polished scholar, true Christian, Henry 
Elijah Parker, these other words of Tennyson, once used in descril>- 
ing Arnold of Rugby, spring naturally to the lips : 

** * Strange friend, past, present and to be, 
Loved deepHer, darklier understood ; 
Behold I dream a dream of good. 
And mingle all the world with th«e.' " 



Miss Harriet Patience Dame. 

In the city of Concord, where, in April, 1861, New Hampshire's 
earliest volunteers mustered for the war, there was then residing a 
maiden lady of middle age, a lady of refined manners and of 
delicate physique, whose destiny it was, in her own sphere, to win 
fadeless laurels and undying fame as one of the genuine heroines of 
the war. She was born in Concord, January 5, 181 5. Her name 
was Harriet Patience Dame. It is a name that will iK)t be found 
on any official roster of the Second Regiment ; but she was with 
them, she was of them, and was and is honored and respected and 
loved by her old comrades with a depth of affection that can find 
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There were army nurses and army nurses ; but those who, like 
Harriet Dame, " roughed it" with the men, who shared their hard- 
ships, and often their dangers, whose ears were familiar with the 
roar of battle, and whose hands bound gaping wounds fresh from 
the battle line, could probably be counted upon the fingers of one 
hand, with fingers to spare. 

It is not probable that when she first opened her house for the 
reception of sick soldiers from the camp at Concord, she had any 
thought of the remarkable experience which lay before her; but 
when the Second Regiment went to the front, she joined it as a 
hospital matron, and was with it or near it to the end, although at 
times her services took a wider range, making her name a familiar 
one throughout the entire Army of the Potomac. 

At one time at Budd*s Ferry (she has said), " I received a letter 
from Doctor Hubbard, our surgeon when we first left home, urging 
me to join him at Paducah, Kentucky. The prospect of a change 
was very alluring. Anything was preferable to the stagnation, and 
I seriously considered the offer. But the familiar faces of the boys 
I had known in their beardless, happy days proved a strong mag- 
net. I consulted our chaplain, Mr. Parker, telling him of my 
divided ambition, and he counseled me to wait one week. During 
this time he wrote to Colonel Marston, who had then taken his seat 
in Congress, and asked his advice. There was the true military 
atmosphere in the answer : ' Stay where you are, and do not desert 
the regiment.' I obeyed this command, and down deep in my 
heart rose a quiet thanksgiving that duty had been made so plainly 
to lead inclination. With this first diversion perished every desire 
that was not prompted by devotion to the regiment of my choice." 

She shared with the regiment the fortunes of the Peninsular 
campaign. Her first night before Yorktown was spent in a feed- 
box which one of the teamsters brought her for a couch. At Fair 
Oaks a random shell from the enemy tore its way through the tent 
in which she was ministering to one of her sick boys. 

But it was on the retreat to the James that her courage and 
endurance rose to the height of sublime heroism. The announce- 
ment to the sick men in ihe hospital that those who could not walk 
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warrant ; the horrors of life in rebel prisons were now well known, 
and to them capture meant death. Harriet Dame resolved to 
remain with them ; but when, nerved by desperation, they rose from 
their cots, resolved on a supreme effort for liberty, she led them 
forth upon their doubtful journey. They took nothing with them. 
One faithful fellow, prompted by a tenderness bom, perhaps, of a 
remembered mother or wife, destroyed her little wardrobe so the 
rebels should not desecrate it. With her feet encased in a pair of 
rubber boots, her head protected by a faded tatter of mosquito 
netting, and bearing a coffee boiler and a supply of coffee, she went 
forth, the guiding spirit of that party of feeble, tottering men. 

Although one man of the squad (Josiah Taft, of Company A), 
died before reaching Harrison's Landing, yet it was to her devotion 
and inspiring courage that. most of them owed their liberty and 
some their lives. At every halt for rest she would fill her coffee 
boiler and cheer the lagging spirits of her boys with the reviving 
decoction. At length, reaching the great tangle of the trains, she 
encountered Captain Godfrey, the division quartermaster, and while 
she resolutely kept her own feet to the ground, she fought for her 
boys, and corners were found for more than one of them in baggage 
wagons and ambulances. 

Along in the night she reached a farm house somewhere near 
Charles City Cross Roads. "The provost guard," she says, "went 
into the farm house to find a sleeping place for me, but the aggres- 
sive and disgusted women of the household refused, under the plea 
that the house was full. I added my own resolute statement that I 
had a blanket and would sleep in the empty hall, which I proceeded 
to do in defiance of the opposition offered by the indignant women, 
and left the house to tell my men where I might be found. Return- 
ing, I was met by a meager specimen of a negro boy, who piloted 
me to a large room up-stairs, where a bed upon the floor invited me 
to repose. And, in one moment, sleep for me had knit up the 
raveled sleeve of care. The war, its cruelty and horrors, all were 
forgotten, until a small voice piped into my ear : ' Missis, you had 
better git up. They 's gwine ter fight.' And when my heavy lids 
lifted and the cheerful daylight showed me the situation, my awak- 
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was drawn up in line of battle before me, waiting for the rebel 
attack. My toilet was a delayed luxury. My willing and respon- 
sive feet obeyed the bent of my mind, and the two carried me to 
my boys, whose eager welcome and enthusiastic energy proved 
them to have been improved by the forced march Of the preceding 
day." 

The following day, near Mahem Hill, she had her first unique 
experience as a prisoner. Pushing out of the crush of the train 
with one attendant, they had proceeded a little distance on a side 
road when they ran plump upon a rebel picket. She was taken 
back through an apparently very anxious and panicky line of rebel 
pickets, and ushered into the presence of an officer, with whom she 
had the following dialogue : 

" Got too far into Dixie, hey? " 

" No, not as far as I 'm goiog." 

" How far are you gcMi^? " 

*' As far as Richmond." 

*' Ah ! Going as a prisoner? " 

" No. I am going undei the oM flag." 

The officer had no further time to devote to a woman. It soon 
dawned upon Harriet that her new acquaintances had dropped her, 
and that she was no longer under guard or surveillance, but at 
perfect liberty to wander away at her own sweet will, ^e improved 
the opportunity, and when^ the rebels fell back, soon after, had no 
difficulty in making her way back to her €)wn people. 

In the second Bull Run campaign she was at the stone church 
at Centreville, and near here she was again a prisoner for a brief 
lime. Wandering forth on some mission, about dusk, she was 
startled by the ominous " cHck, click " of a rifle lock in a clump 
of trees she had approached. 

" Surrender, thar, or I '11 shoot ! " said some one in a low tone. 

"Do n't do that," replied Miss Dame, quietly, "but come on 
and arrest me. I am doing no harm." 

As she turned toward the dark forest several Confederate sol- 
diers stepped forth. " What are you doing of? " asked one. 

"Nursing the wounded." 

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With that she was marched away, even to the tent of Stonewall 
Jackson himself. The grand old warrior sat alone. He glanced at 
her, and when she showed her bandages for the wounded, her flask 
and her medicines, he thundered : " Take that lady back to the 
Northern lines." She was carefully escorted to the spot where she 
had been captured, from whence she made her way back without 
difficulty. 

It would fill a volume to follow her career in detail. In the 
winter of 1862 and the spring of 1863 she was in the Washington 
hospitals, and organized the New Hampshire Relief Association* 
Then she was sent by Governor Gilmore to South Carolina to exam- 
ine into the condition of the New Hampshire men of the Thirds 
Fourth and Seventh regiments. Miss Dorothy Dix resolutely 
opposed her going, saying she would not be allowed to land and 
would make the eflFort at great risk. But the determined little 
woman went forward, and her personal magnetism won her a 
landing and the opportunity for gathering all the materials for her 
report. More than that, her visit led to a reform in the transpor- 
tation service for the sick in that department, as a report which she 
took the liberty to make to Surgeon-General Barnes led to the 
detailing of the " Argo " and " Fulton " as hospital boats. 

She was back in season for Gettysburg, and there, in the field 
hospitals, found herself in the midst of such a multitude of her old 
boys, wounded and dying, as would have appalled any but the 
stoutest heart. 

During the winter of 1863 she had charge of the New Hamp- 
shire Soldiers' Relief rooms in Washington, but in the spring of 
1864 she took the field with the Army of the James. During the 
Cold Harbor campaign she established herself at White House, and 
later was at the Eighteenth Corps field hospital at Broadway Land- 
ing, or Point of Rocks, on the Appomattox, a view of which is to 
be found on page 240. Chaplain Adams has drawn a pen picture 
of her at this post — " one moment distributing garments, comfort- 
bags, cordials, &c., from her private tent, at another moving under 
the large cooking tent, surrounded with delicate and substantial 
articles of diet, and the large kettles steaming with wholesome and 
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but she did not sit upon it. From this place she issued her orders, 
dispatched her messengers, and distributed luxuries to thousands. 
Here she not only ruled with system, but with sleeves rolled up, 
toiled harder than any of her assistants." 

With the surrender of the rebel armies and the breaking up and 
disbandment of the Union hosts, she again united herself closely 
with the regiment, in which there was at times a great amount of 
sickness, and remained with it until its muster out. 

Soon after the war Hon. William E. Chandler offered her a 
position in the Currency Division of the United States Treasury — 
now Loan and Currency Division — which she still holds. Three 
or four years ago she was induced to place herself under a civil 
service examination for promotion, and passed the ordeal trium- 
phantly. 

In the winter of 1894-5 she suffered a fracture of the bone of 
one leg by falling upon an icy pavement ; but notwithstanding her 
advanced years, her iron constitution and unconquerable courage 
carried her triumphantly through the crisis to recovery, so that in 
August following she was able to make her annual pilgrimage to 
Weirs, where, in the spacious headquarters building which was her 
own royal gift to the Second Regiment Association, she spent days 
of pleasant reunion with her old comrades, receiving the homage 
due the bravest, the sweetest and best beloved of them all. 



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CHAPTER XX. 



THE GETTYSBURG MONUMENT. 



IN sympathy with the great conception of making of the battle- 
field of Gettysburg a national park, with the designation of 
{Positions by enduring monuments and memorials, the legislature of 
New Hampshire appropriated the modest sum of five hundred 
dollars for a monument to each New Hampshire organization par- 
ticipating in that battle. 

At a subsequent meeting of the Second Regiment Association, 
a committee, consisting of General J. N. Patterson, Lieutenant F. 
C. Wasley and M. A. Haynes, was chosen to procure the monument 
and attend to the details of its erection. 

The design selected was worked out in the finest of Concord 
granite, at the shops of Thomas Nawn, at West Concord. It 
consisted of three pieces — a base five feet square and one foot and 
eleven inches thick, with champered corners ; a plinth of the same 
shape, four feet square and fifteen inches thick ; the plinth sur- 
mounted by a pyramid three feet and four inches square at the 
base and seven feet and one inch in altitude. The corners of this 
pyramid are champered, and on each is cut in bas relief a full sized 
musket; while below, on the square formed by the champered 
comers of the base of the pyramid, is the diamond badge of the 
Third Corps, with polished surface. The four sides of the plinth 
are polished, and on three of them are inscriptions, as follows : 

On the north side — 

2D NEW HAMPSHIRE 

VOL. INFT. 

3 BRIG., 2 DIV., 3 CORPS. 



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On the east side — 

ENGAGED, 
24 OFFICERS, 330 ENLISTED MEN. 
^ JULY 2, 1863. 

^On the west side — 

CASUALTIES. 

OFFICERS, 

KILLED 7, WOUNDED 1 4. 

ENLISTED MEN. 

KILLED 18, WOUNDED II9, MISSING 35. 

The location assigned to the monument by the Gettysburg Bat- 
tlefield Association was at the southern edge of the peach orchard, 
near the Emmitsburg pike, on the advanced line held by the 
regiment in the terrible struggle of July 2. In the accompanying 
illustration the view is toward the south, across the fields over 
which Kershaw's rebel brigade advanced. 

The monument being completed and placed in position, it was 
decided to dedicate it in connection with a general reunion of the 
Third Corps to be held on the field on the twenty-third anniversary 
of the battle. The following circular was issued : 



Ho ! Second New Hampshire for Gettysburg. 

Concord, N. H., June 8, 1886. 
(^MRADE : A meeting of survivors of the Third Army Corps is to be held on the battlefield 
of U^rttysburg, on the second day of July next, the twenty-third anniversary of the day on 
whicfi were fought the battles that were decisive of the final overthrow of the armies of our 
gallant but misguided foes. 

T^ old Second New Hampshire will never cease to boast that they belonged to the Third 

I and took no insignificant part in the bloody struggles of that memorable day. To per- 

* 'V tbe memory of the valorous deeds then and there performed by her gallant sons, the 

'A New Hampshire has provided monuments to be erected on that world-renowned field ; 

. J monument for our regiment will be erected and dedicated at that time. Comrade Haynes 

: ,^liver an oration, and Chaplain Adams a poem. Gen. Oilman Marston has signified his 

' fre to be present, and he will do so, unless prevented by circumstances beyond his control. 

\ '•^me will surely be with us. 

' jbxpenses of the round trip from Boston to Gettysburg and return, including transporta- 

I ftions and lodgings, will not exceed twenty dollars. Any comrade who receives this 
, and knows of any comrade who has not received it, is requested to send at once the 
I ad address of the latter to the secretary ; and all comrades who can and will go are 

I to send their names to the secretary without delay. Comrades have the privilege of 

I leir families and friends, but are requested to notify the secretary of the same. 

! weather shall be favorable, and the members of our association shall be inclined tha 

L, , can bivouac in the Peach Orchard where we received and withstood that shower of shot 

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and shell which put hors de combat three-fifths of all the men of our command who answered 
to the roll-call on that fateful morning. 

There will never be a more favorable opportunity for the surviving members of the " Old 
Second" to visit the scene of their most bloody conflict, and to pay their tribute (the last it may 
be) of respect and love to the memory of their fallen comrades. 

The route from Concord, Manchester, Lowell, and Boston, with full particulars, will be 
given hereafter by postal card to those who signify to the secretary their intention of going. 

J. N. PATTERSON, Chairman of Committee on Monument, 
FRANK C. WASLEY, Com, 3d Corps Gettysburg Reunion^ 

168 Bridge Street, Lowell, Mass. 
THOMAS B. LITTLE, Com. 3d Corps Gettysburg Reunion, 
and Secretary 2d N. H. Veterans' Association^ 

Concord, N. H. 

As the monuments of the Fifth regiment and the Sharpshooters 
were also completed and their dedication fixed for the same date, 
the occasion was one of unusual interest to New Hampshire people 
generally, and not only did a large number of veterans improve the 
opportunity to revisit the scenes of their great struggle, in many 
instances accompanied by their wives and children, but there was a 
large and distinguished body of civilians as well, in the New Hamp- 
shire party. 

The dedication of the Second's monument was set for three 
o'clock on the afternoon of July 2. At that hour a large audience 
had assembled about the monument, among them being Generals 
Sickles and Graham and men from almost every regiment of the 
Third Corps. The rain, which had interfered somewhat with the 
exercises earlier in the day, had by this time partially suspended. 
It should be noted, also, that the peach orchard did not then con- 
tain any of the trees which stood in it on that fateful July day in 
1863, but a larger lot of thrifty young trees. 

General Patterson presided, and first called upon Chaplain 
Adams to offer prayer ; after which Martin A. Haynes delivered the 
dedicatory address, as follows : 

Mr. President, and Comrades of the Old Second: 

I have a feeling that this is one of the spots sanctified by human sacrifice and human 
endeavor, where words for the mere sake of words, however cunningly arranged, however 
brilliant and effective, are still inadequate and inappropriate. It was in the line of this senti- 
ment that Abraham Lincoln pronounced that wonderful five-minutes eulogy which has become 
one of the classics of oratory— simple words simply spoken, the eloquence of the heart, rather 
than of the tongue, grand in the suggestions of what was unsaid — the acknowledgment that 
he stood in the presence of mighty deeds, to which naught that could be said might add, and 
naught detract. Nothing can be more eloquent than the simple story of Gettysburg, told, if 
you will, with official directness and brevity. It is the plain narrative of the guide that 
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It is hard to realize, comrades, that almost a quarter of a century has elapsed since last we 
stood at Gettysburg. In that period wondrous changes have been wrought. Time's healing 
power is everywhere displayed, and long ago may have done its perfect work. The dead rest in 
solemn phalanx in consecrated ground; and from right to left, from flank to flank along the 
line, monuments have been set to mark historic portions of the field. In such a designation 
New Hampshire well earned her right to be represented. Not that she was conspicuous for the 
number of troops she had engaged, but she sent men worthy of her ancient military renown. 
Five points, widely separated, mark their position upon this great battle line. Far away to the 
right, the Manchester battery — and a famous battery it was — stood to their guns. To the left, 
two companies of New Hampshire sharpshooters, picked riflemen, bore their full share in the 
achievements of Berdan's sharpshooters. Again, to our right, the Twelfth New Hampshire 
sustained the assault, changing front under a severe cross-fire, with a coolness and precision 
that called for the unstinted praises of the commanding general. About the same distance to 
the left, the Fifth New Hampshire fought as it always fought, and there the gallant Cross 
closed in death a long and illustrious career as a soldier. And here, in the center, the very key- 
stone of that mighty arch of battle of July 2, the old Second fought the greatest of its many 
battles, and helped to render Sherfy's peach orchard immortal. And it is a matter of record, 
that of the three infantry regiments New Hampshire sent to Gettysbuurg, nearly fifty per cent, 
of the entire force was killed or wounded. Not that they were surrounded, demoralized, and 
shot down like sheep, but in every instance in square, stand-up fight of line to line, face to face 
with the enemy. What state can set her monuments here with prouder consciousness of the 
heroism they commemorate ! 

Standing upon this spot once more, how vividly we recall the memories of our participation 
in that great event! the night march of our brigade from Emmitsburg! We had some sort of 
information that there had been a collision the day before, and that our march indicated urgen- 
cy; but it was well, perhaps, that we did not know what we were marching to. Could it have 
been foreseen that in our next night's bivouac not half our little band would be there to answer 
to their names, many a light jest and careless word of that night march would have remained 
unspoken. 

We came upon the field early in the forenoon of that fateful day. Since Creation's dawn, 
earth and air and sky never presented the aspect of more perfect peace. We remember how 
joyously the birds twittered and sang that July mom. Not a breath was in the air, not a rustle 
in tree or grass. It was the calm before the storm. 

Little by little we men in the ranks gleaned our information as to the situation. We saw a 
line of skirmishers in the fields there to the right, extending to cover the road up which we had 
just advanced. From the picket, weary with his night's vigil, we learned of Reynolds' fight, 
and the certainty that the enemy were in heavy force, " over there." From troops which, like 
ourselves, had reached the field by forced marches from various points, it was evident that the 
scattered corps of the Army of the Potomac were being here concentrated with all haste. 

Away across the fields, we saw spires and clustered buildings, but it took a great many 
inquiries to develop the information that that village was called Gettysburg. How strange it 
seems, in the light of present fame, that such a name as Gettysburg could ever have been 
anything but grand and impressive ! 

Leaving the pike, we leisurely, and apparently aimlessly, made our way up across the fields 
toward the north. Then came the countermarch, this time with no uncertain movement, and 
the rapid deployment of brigades and batteries told us, as plainly as though written in a book, 
that the old Third Corps was again moving to battle. How our hearts thrilled as this conscious- 
ness came, and yet with the instinctive shrinking of men who stand in the face of death — that 
piteous, unspoken inquiry, as comrade looked in comrade's eye, " Who will it be?" 

Down to the left, toward the Round Top, we received the first fire. Massed in column by 
battalions, the brigade was moved forward into an exposed position, apparently to draw the 
enemy's fire and develop his position. The movement succeeded admirably. How suddenly it 
came — that storm of shells! And one, bursting squarely in the faces of our color-guard, 
-wounded several men, and broke the staff in fragments. We saw that some of the enemy's guns 
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Back went the brigade to cover, under which the line was to be deployed. The sharp voice 
of Colonel Burling, brigade commander, gave the cautionary announcement of the movement, 
to be executed at the double-quick. But that was not to be the scene of the Second's sacrifice. 
Having, by temporary absence from the army, lost our position as a member of the old '* Hooker 
Brigade," we had become a wanderer among regiments, with no settled place among all the 
brigades of the Third Corps. At this time we were attached to the second New Jersey brigade 
— the Third Brigade of the Second Division. But it was willed that the Second Regiment 
should make its greatest fight as a castaway among strangers — brigaded for that occasion only. 
Ordered to report to General Graham, we marched away, up the slope, to the position indicated. 
When we reached the spot — the spot where once again we have stood after many years, at the 
northern edge of the peach orchard — the practised eye began to read the magnitude of the field. 
The rapidly developing fire left no doubt that the Army of the Potomac and the Army of North- 
ern Virginia were again face to face in one of their titanic struggles. 

Here, in and about the peach orchard, was the ** bloody angle" of the battle of July 2, and 
at its very apex was the position of the Second Regiment — the iron buckler upon whieh the first 
blow fell, and we may well believe selected for this position because of its metal, battle- 
tested. As we lay up there, hugging the ground to the rear of the battery we supported, how 
they scourged us with shell and with shrapnel ! A single battery can make it hot for a regiment, 
but when that battery is multiplied to forty guns, well served and at easy range, it is a condi- 
tion that calls for all the nerve the bravest can muster and all the discipline long campaigning 
can give. How the air blazed and hissed with deadly missiles! And there lay the old Second, 
sullen and chafing, watching the good work of its heroic battery, and from its commanding 
position noting the progress of the battle down toward the Round Top. Men with ragged shell 
wounds were staggering to the rear. The dead, torn and mutilated, lay in the line by the side 
of the living. 

But do you remember how, even in such a furnace of war, the devil-may-care spirit of the 
veteran soldier asserted itself, when, clear and full, arose the chorus of the old doggerel song, of 
which I remember just one verse: 

** When this cruel war is over. 
We '11 be happy and be gay. 
We '11 get drunk and we '11 get sober, 
If it takes three weeks and a day. 
Chorus — Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern rights hurrah ! 

Hurrah for the bonny blue flag that bears a single star! " 

It was the old Second's note of defiance, and must have been heard within the enemy's lines. 
I will warrant that Lee's veterans knowingly nodded their heads and said: " Those are no green 
militia fellows." 

But the end of our inaction came at last. The artillery fire increased to a perfect storm. 
Every gun of the enemy was being worked to the utmost. Under this cover an infantry column 
was thrown forward upon the peach orchard. The leafy screen obscured in a measure our view 
to the front ; but when there came a crackle of musketry in front of the battery, and the skir- 
mishers of the Third Maine came running in, we saw from the confusion among the men at the 
guns that they needed their supports. 

*' Yes, for God's sake, go forward! " said General Graham to Colonel Bailey, in response to 
the latter's suggestion that the Second should charge. At the word, to its feet came the regi- 
ment with a great sigh of relief. Of the entire force borne upon the rolls for duty, only eight 
men were absent from the ranks, and they footsore stragglers from the night march, just then 
skirmishing across country in rear of the enemy's lines. The old Second might straggle some- 
times on the march, but never on the battle line. 

The endurance of the regiment had been tested to the utmost by its terrible punishment 
under enforced inaction, but now it was to have an opportunity to pay up the score and to give 
blow for blow. A few seconds for alinement, and then away went the old Second, roaring and 
screaming, a mighty javelin, steel pointed and irresistible, hurled out from the defiant front of 
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James Bresnehah, Co. F. 

what a charge ! The advancing enemy halted just long enough to determine that they had 
either a bayonet fight or a foot race on their hands, and quickly choosing the latter, they 
turned and fled. It was New Hampshire pluck and courage at its best, and that means a great 
deal. 

Here, by the Emmitsburg pike, the halt was sounded, and position taken along the line of 
this rail fence. It was a more difficult matter to stop that charge than it had been to set it in 
motion. Soon the Third Maine came up and formed upon our left ; then the Sixty-eighth Penn- 
sylvania upon our right, extending their line up the pike. Here, away to the front, stood three 
little regiments, and it was a terrible vortex into which they had been precipitated. From the 
great semi-circle which encompassed them, sixty-two pieces of artillery opened fire, clearing the 
way for a renewal of the attack which had been so rudely disrupted by the countercharge of the 
Second. The air was alive with shells crossing each other at many angles. The Sixty-eighth 
withdrew up the slope, also the Third ; but the old Second held on with bulldog tenacity until 
the advance of the enemy's infantry upon our uncovered right rendered a retreat and change of 
front necessary. 

As the charge of the Second had been dashing and plucky, so its retreat was an exhibition of 
consummate, nervy discipline. With probably very nearly a third of its men down at that time, 
it closed up the ranks and changed front to oppose the column that had overtopped it on the 
right. There, half-way up the slope, it halted to have it out with the enemy, but again over- 
topped, again it changed front and fell back, this last movement bringing it in line over the 
crest. Here the Third and Sixty-eighth came once more to our support, gallantly charging up 
into the withering fire in which the Second was enveloped. It is no disparagement to their 
gallantry that they again fell back; and then it was that the Second gave up the unequal and 
hopeless struggle. Not in panic-stricken confusion or headlong rout, but coolly perfecting its 
aUnement, it about-faced and marched steadily but rapidly to the rear, leaving the line of its 
last stand marked by the bodies of many of its bravest and its best. Passing the batteries which 
were taking position on yonder low ridge to the north-east, it received one of the proudest com- 
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The Second had made its record at Gettysburg, The plain figures chiseled upon that block 
of granite are the eloquent record of the deed. One hundred and ninety-three men, stricken, 
not from a division, not from a brigade, but from one little skeleton regiment, numbering but 
three hundred and fifty-five officers and men. Do those who have never stood in the battle line 
understand what such figures mean? Why, battles have been fought which were pivotal events 
in history and are quoted as monuments of valor, with less aggregate loss than that of the Sec- 
ond New Hampshire upon this spot. Our fathers won Bennington, and bravely won it, with a 
loss of but seventy killed and wounded. Trenton and Princeton combined cost Washington 
only about one-half the men that Gettysburg cost our single regiment. And Yorktown was won 
and American independence assured with less than half the loss to the American army that our 
regiment here sustained; while the total loss of our Freneh allies fell seven below our figures, 
amounting to but one hundred and eighty-six men. "Tippecanoe" became the rallying cry of 
a great political party, upon which its hero was elevated to the presidency ; but Tippecanoe, 
stubborn fight as it was, cost Harrison's army only one hundred and eighty-eight men. There 
is a world of suggestion in such figures as these. 

It was a veteran regiment that fought here, and it can be safely assumed that none but a 
veteran regiment could have stood such a test and done such a work. There were men who 
fought at Bull Run, who followed Hooker in the battles of the Peninsula, who charged with 
Grover over the railroad bank at Groveton. But not all who stood with us at Gettysburg had 
such a record. The number in line at the peach orchard was probably less than the recruits 
which the regiment had from time to time received. Our brave old Colonel Marston wore the 
well earned stars of a general, in another command, and he who had been the ninth captain in 
the line had risen by regular promotion to the command of the regiment. Such had been the 
changes incident to the service. But that the regiment was a veteran regiment by no means 
carries the assumption that the regiment was composed exclusively of veterans. In fact, there 
were in our ranks nearly a hundred men who here for the first time heard the roar of hostile 
gui>s. It was a rough initiation, but of all who fought here there were none braver or better 
than our raw recruits — the men of the dismantled Seventeenth. 

Such was the regiment; such was its deed. Our state has indicated its pride in both by 
setting here this memorial stone. We are not many, we who stood at Gettysburg. Some escaped 
the iron hail here, only to meet their fate on other fields, and our number is rapidly growing 
less. For us, the living, this monument stands as a memorial to our comrades, our brothers, 
who here gave up their lives. Our recompense while living is ample in the proud privilege of 
saying, " I was with the Second New Hampshire at Gettysburg! " And when we are all gone — 
and that day will not be long in coming — generations of New Hampshire men will point to the 
record there inscribed with an honest pride in the achievements of their ancestors who lived in 
an age which they will recognize as heroic. 

The address was followed by a poem by Chaplain John W. 
Adams, which he did not read in full, owing to the inclemency of 
the weather. A few of the closing stanzas are here inserted : 

Ye martyred braves, in whom the flame 

Of fervent patriotism glowed; 
Who to avert your Nation's shame. 

Sincerity by valor showed ; 

If it is given you to see 

The deeds that here transpire ; if from 
The heights of immortality. 

To join our ranks, once more you 've come; 

As guests unseen, but ne'er forgot. 

Chief honors we accord to you ; 
And bid you welcome to this spot. 

To join in mem'ry's grand review. 



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If still a comrade's mundane voice 

May vibrate on the spirit's ear, 
Ye host invisible rejoice : 

The cause you died for triumphed here. 

The Nation's verdict is " Well done! " 

The Union, treason sought to sever, 
Binds fifty millions into one. 

And one that shall remain forever. 

Your grateful country watches o'er 

Your mould' ring forms which round us lie; 
And bids each patriot heart|adore 

The names that were not bom to die. 

Among New Hampshire's 'rugged hills, 

The old and young your deeds rehearse ; 
Your memory like dew distils, 

And poets praise you in their verse. 

In our enduring granite we 

Have symbolized your worthy fame; 
And we shall teach posterity 

To love and honor you the same. 

A part of the old Granite State 

We bring this day and rear to]"you ; 
This comely shaft we dedicate 

To those who died so brave and true. 

Long as this monument shall stand. 

And cold and heat and storm defy, 
May it tell where your honored band. 

The heroes of the Second lie. 

And now, ye braves, once more adieu ! 

Sleep on, ye torn and weary ones! 
We '11 meet you at the grandireview ; 

Sleep on, New Hampshire's honored sons! 

Ye sun, watch o'er them, day, by day ! 

Keep guard, ye moon and stars, by night ! 
Ye breath of mom and even, play 

Sweet requiems where they won the fight ! 

Not for yourselves, ye lived and died ; 

Devotion so unselfish still 
In.spires us with a patriot's pride, 

Our own great mission to fulfill. 

Once more, O Gettysburg, to thee 

We bid a long and sad adieu ; 
Thou wast our great Thermopylae — 

Thou wast our bloody Waterloo. 

We sigh o'er what the victory cost ; 

But since the oblation was to be. 
We count the life and treasure lost 

As naught to Union, Liberty. 



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The poem was followed by the reading of the following letter 
from Colonel Edward L. Bailey : 

Comrades: While you are gathering in commemoration of the day which is to be marked in 
the annals of the nation as the acme of its throes in the bloody struggle for preservation out of 
the greatest eivil war the world has yet witnessed; while you stand upon that spot that shall 
eternally mark the site of your heroie deeds, — what though vagrant historians have failed, in 
the immense scope of their subject, to point out to an admiring world the individual acts by 
which your organization illustrated its valor and devotion ! You are about to set up your Eben- 
ezer, as did they of olden time, which shall serve, while unmistakably denoting the place of 
your endeavors, to enlightien the future as to the name of the regiment that occupied the very 
salient of exposure and sacrifice on that memorable day* 

While you walk above that ground, hallowed by the blood of your fallen comrades, the scene 
of calm and peace by which you are surrounded must seem unreal. Ghostlike, the ghastly 
memories come crowding upon you, and out of the past shall come the rage of volcanic furies 
beating upon that distracted orchard knoll. You see the powder-begrimed faces, or the bleeding 
forms of loved companions, stricken from your side, their requiem sounding in the shriek of 
shells, the minnie's song, or the roar of canister, and your minds are illuminated by the remem- 
brance of deeds which made you heroes on that fateful field. 

Twenty-three years have been garnered in the sheaf of Time, and it is you who now gather 
upon that spot, sacred to memory as the scene of devotion unsurpassed, who can estimate how 
grandly the impress of acts is being manifested this day, in the placid and benignant prosperity 
throughout our whole country which you then willingly offered your lives to establish. 

The simple shaft you now erect will mark the site which shall occupy conspicuous mention 
in the narrative of the future historian of perhaps the greatest decisive battle of the war, and 
future generations may learn to give due value to the valorous sacrifices made at that spot, and 
cherish with becoming pride the fame you have attached to it. 

It is fitting we should think of our glorious dead, — but not in sorrow, for they fell asleep 
there, where the sun of immortality shall ever shine. No prouder entombment can mortal man 
attain. Their meeds shall be uttered from the grateful heart of posterity. 

You who are spared to reap the reward of your labors, in viewing the harmony prevailing 
throughout our once disunited country, may well rejoice that your blood has cemented this 
union of states, and that the blessing of prosperity which is now enjoyed flows directly from 
your achievements on that day. 

Circumstances I cannot control render it impossible for me to be with you in person, but in 
spirit I am in your midst, and my heart beats in unison with yours, as the glorious memories of 
other days are recalled. And, as youjrear the shaft which is to perpetuate them and mark our 
place on the field of battle, I feel with you it is our proudest boast that we are linked with the 
name and fame of " The Gallant Second." Always yours, ED. L. BAILEY. 

General Patterson then briefly addressed Colonel John C. Line- 
han, and through him turned over the monument to the custody of 
the Battlefield Monument Association, to which Colonel Linehan 
responded as follows : 

General Patterson, Comrades, and Friends: Standing in the historic Peach Orchard, 
how vividly comes to my mind the departure of our first three-years regiment for the war. How 
eagerly we watched for its record in its first engagement ; how proud we who were then at home 
felt when the news came of its part in the first Bull Run ; and with what eagerness we of the 
Third, the Fourth, and the Fifth, on our arrival at Washington, hurried to Bladensburg to grasp 
the hands of the veterans of the Second New Hampshire, and how sadly we gazed on its deci- 
mated ranks on its return from the front at the close of the war. Your record is a proud one, 
and while memories of the Peach Orchard exist, the "Second New Hampshire cannot be forgot- 
ten. Comrades, on behalf of the Association I receive this beautiful monument, emblematic in 
its material of the rocky hills of our native state, as well as of the bravery of her sons, and assure 
you that it will receive all the care and attention it deserves. 



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CHAPTER XXI. 

REGIMENTAL REUNIONS. FIRST REUNION AT MANCHESTER THE OLD 

"HOOKER brigade" AT DEDICATION OF THE BOSTON SOLDIERS* 
AND sailors' monument HEADQUARTERS AT WEIRS. 

WHILE many regiments, almost immediately upon their dis- 
bandment, formed regimental associations, and assembled 
in reunion at stated periods, still it was not until nineteen years had 
elapsed after the final muster out at Concord that the Second came 
together for the first time in regimental reunion. Unlike many of 
those that followed it to the field, it was gathered from all parts of 
the state, and not from a limited section, and while there had been 
an occasional company gathering, still no general reunion was 
attempted until as late as 1884. Then it was that the survivors of 
Companies C and I, residing in Manchester, conceived and execu- 
ted the idea of bringing the old men together once more, in that 
city. 

An organization was effected and various committees appointed, 
but it is only justice to say that the heavy burden of preparation 
fell upon two comrades — "Harry" Clifton, of Company C, and 
" Al." Simmons, of I. They were the twin Pooh-Bah's of the affair. 
Simmons was president and treasurer; Clifton, secretary; both 
were on the finance committee, and one or the other on about 
every other committee. 

The date selected was the 20th of June — the twenty- third anni- 
versary of the day when the regiment filed out of the old ropewalks 
at Portsmouth and marched down through the streets of that quaint 
old city on their way to the front. On that day, coming from near 
and from far, one hundred and sixty men assembled — the largest 
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Henry A. Bowman, Co. G. 

He enlisted from Littleton, and was early 
disabled, losing his right leg at the first battle 
of Bull Run. He was for many years an em- 
ploye of the Fairbanks Scale Company, at St. 
Johnsbury, Vt., and held in high esteem. On 
the morning of January 23, 1892, while at 
work at his bench, he suddenly dropped dead. 
The employes were immediately notified that 
work was suspended for the day out of respect 
to his memory. The above portrait repre- 
sents him at the time of the war. 

were Mars ton, and Fiske ("Old Double Quick"), and Bailey, and 
Harriet Dame. And to crown all, there were the tattered old flags 
that the Second had followed in many a battle. These had been 
boldly but judiciously abstracted from their case in the state house 
at Concord, and it is violating no confidence to state that the boys 
had the assurance of ex-Governor Frederick Smyth that he would 
stand by them if there was any trouble. The following account of 
the exercises of the day is mainly copied from newspaper reports. 

General Marston and other officers were conveyed to Hotel 
Windsor in carriages, and the members of the regiment found their 
way to the city hall, which was headquarters during the reunion. 
Thither Marston, Fiske and Sayles soon followed, and for an hour 
or two there was witnessed one of those indescribable affairs, a 
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hands and exchange greetings until about one o'clock, when the 
assembly was called to order by Thomas B. Little of Concord, 
president of the regimental association, after which Chaplain John 
W. Adams offered prayer. 

On motion of General Patterson, General Marston was elected 
president of the day, and as he stepped forwaM, his grim old face 
illumined by a smile of pleasure seldom seen upon it, the shouts of 
the veterans nearly started the roof. He spoke briefly on taking 
the chair, and was followed by Lieutenant-Colonel Fiske, at the 
close of whose remarks Mayor H. B. Putnam extended the welcome 
of the city, as follows : 

Mr. President and Veterans of the Second New Hampshire Regiment: 

In behalf of the city of Manchester I bid you welcome here today. It is not often that our 
citizens have the pleasure of extending the hospitalities of the city to so worthy a body of men 
as compose your organization, which has honored us by its presence. 

It hardly seems possible that twenty-three years have elapsed since you left this state for the 
seat of war to help put down the most gigantic rebellion the world has ever seen. The people 
of this city and of this state have always felt a deep interest in the Second regiment, as it was 
the first of the three-years men that went to the front. When you left, the hearts and good 
wishes of all went with and followed you in all your campaigns. When you enlisted the sol- 
dier's pay was very small, with no bounty, so that could not have been an incentive which sent 
you forth. Your motives were of a purer and higher order; they were those of true patriotism. 
You volunteered to defend the old flag and keep entire the union of the states. How well you 
succeeded is now a matter of history. The union is stronger and rests upon a firmer basis today 
than ever before. The nation's thanks are due to you and your comrades by whose valor it has 
been maintained, and this and coming generations will hold you in remembrance. When your 
regiment went forth you were a thousand strong, but at the end of three years how depleted 
were your ranks! Many went forth never to return. The bullets, the malarial swamps and the 
prison pens of the South had done their work, and many of your number now lie buried in 
southern soil and in unknown graves. 

The war of the rebellion has not been without its lessons. It has taught the people of this 
and other nations that this great republic is to remain intact, and that no foreign nor domestic 
foe can rend it asunder. It has shown that we need no standing army, that our volunteer militia 
can be relied on to protect us from aggression. During the war many thought that when it was 
over and the great armies disbanded, lawlessness might prevail. How mistaken those fears ! 
Over a million men were disbanded in a few months, and all of them returned to their farms, 
to their work shops and other avocations in which they were formerly engaged, and took up the 
peaceful pursuits of life as though they had not been disturbed. 

I do not propose to take up your time with any extended remarks; you have come here with 
other purposes. You are here to renew old friendships formed around army camp fires and to 
relate incidents of past campaigns. I hope that this, your first reunion, may be many times 
repeated, that your lives may be lengthened so as to enjoy the privileges of living under a free 
government which your valor has made secure. 

Colonel Ed. L. Bailey and Hon. M. A. Haynes followed, and 
both were loudly cheered, although they spoke but briefly. 

At two o'clock the veterans formed by companies, and with their 
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by the First Regiment Band and the Manchester War Veterans* 
Drum Corps, and followed by invited guests and disabled comrades 
in carriages. The procession marched up Elm street as far as 
Bridge, then countermarched to Monument square, where a halt 
was made in the shade of the trees near the soldiers* monument. 
During this rest a brief and patriotic address was made by Chaplain 
Adams, after which the veterans proceeded to Hotel Windsor, to 
partake of a most elaborate banquet. 

The tables were adorned with flowers, among the decorations 
being two memorial pieces, one from Mrs. Josiah Srevens, in 
remembrance of her late husband. Major Stevens, and the other 
from Mrs. E. T. James, in memoriam of her brother, Solomon W. 
Foss, of Company D, who died in the service. General Marston 
alluded to the memory of these brave men, and calling upon all to 
rise and fill their glasses with cold water, he offered a beautiful 
sentiment to their memory. 

At the close of the repast General Marston rapped to order and 
happily introduced ex-Governor Frederick Smyth, who was received 
with hearty applause. He said he had come to the reunion to listen 
to that grand old hero. General Marston, and others who were 
members of the Second regiment; but of all the men on this earth 
whom he dared to disobey, General Marston was one of the last. 
The privilege of being with you on this occasion is one I never 
expected to enjoy, and I realize that it is a rare privilege indeed. 
You have a record, and such a record as no other regiment in New 
Hampshire or any other state made. No regiment has filled the 
state with so much honor as the Second. There are one hundred 
of the men present here today who left old Portsmouth twenty- three 
years ago, and well I remember your departure when you were all 
in the flush of youth. General Marston, then colonel of the regi- 
ment, came to me and said, "Do you think I shall succeed?" I 
answered as I thought, yes ; and what a success ! But it was sad 
to me, so many of the youth and flower of the state to go forth 
never to return. I saw many of you afterwards on several of the 
battlefields of the war, and had the privilege of caring for some of 
you at Gettysburg. I remember twenty years ago next December 
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Lieut. Thomas Lees, Co. B. 

Enlisted as a private, from Durham, and at the 
close of his term of service was second lieutenant 
of his company. He is now proprietor of the 
Sheridan House, at Wolfeborough. 

Concord, and there surrendered your battleflags to the keeping of 
the state. I told him then that no hand should be laid upon them, 
and they were not touched until yesterday. If any one else but you 
boys had taken them, they would have been in state prison by this 
time, but none of you are likely to get there. Here at my right 
hand (pointing to Miss Harriet P. Dame) is the woman I love more 
than any woman on earth next to my wife, and I know there is not 
one here who has a wife or children who does not love her next to 
them. I thank you for the many courtesies which I have received 
at your hands, and I trust and believe that we shall all meet in a 
grand reunion in the world to come. 

Following the governor's address, a quartet composed of Messrs. 
Charles F. Good, E. Parker French, David H. Bean and George 
E. Merrill, sang "Health to the Bravest" and "The Vacant Chair," 
the latter being in response to an encore. 

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recollections of the day when General Marston led the regiment 
away to the seat of war. In those days the manufacturing company 
with which the speaker was connected had three thousand people in 
its employ, and one hundred and ten enlisted in the service for the 
defence of their country. I said to them, ** Go, brave boys, and 
when you come back, no matter whether disabled or not, your 
places will be waiting for you." When the conflict was raging, and 
every effort was being made to supply means for prosecuting the 
war, I asked Governor Smyth what we should do with the money 
accumulating in the bank in which we were both interested. " In- 
vest it in governments," was his quick reply, "help the government, 
and if the government fails we will all go to smash together." But 
the results proved the investments to have been wisely placed. I 
congratulate you upon being able to have so many present at this, 
your first reunion. I hope you may have many of them. The 
lapse of time is lessening your numbers, but I am one of those who 
believe that we shall all meet hereafter, where there will be no wars 
and no partings — on the other side of Jordan. 

M. A. Haynes then read several letters of regret at their inabil- 
ity to be present, from various persons, of which the following have 
more than a passing interest : 

Sunday, 35TH Avenue. 

Dear Colonel Bailey: On my return to the city I find your letter of the loth inst., con- 
veying an invitation to be present at the first reunion of the glorious old Second New Hampshire 
regiment of volunteers at Manchester on the 20th inst. I can think of but very few things that 
would give me more pleasure than to meet once more the survivors of that noble battalion. If 
you will kindly call and see me on Tuesday morning, I will then be able to decide whether or no 
I can go with you. I shall certainly go if possible, and, if prevented, you must remember me 
affectionately to every officer and man of the regiment. Sincerely yours, 

D SICKL£S 

Col. E. L. Bailey, U. S. A., David's Island, N. Y. 



Port of New York, Naval Office, June 18^ 1884. 
Colonel E. L. Bailey, U. S. A. 

Colonel: Your courteous letter of the 6th instant, inviting me to attend the first reunion of 
the Second New Hampshire Volunteers at Manchester, N. H., on the 20th instant, was duly 
received, and an answer has been delayed until the last moment in the hope that it would be in 
my power to announce that I would be present on that interesting occasion. It is with exceed- 
ing great regret that I am compelled to state that it will be utterly impossible for me to attend, 
in consequence of sickness in my family. 

My active military career commenced as colonel of the Fifth Excelsior (Seventy-fourth New 
York) Volunteers, in Hooker's division of the Third Army Corps, in which division were like- 
wise the noble Second New Hampshire Volunteers, then commanded by the gallant Marston. 
On several hard fought fields during the Peninsular campaign, it was my proud privilege to 
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It reported to me in the Peach Orchard, a thrill of joy nerved me to the very core, for I realized 
that if human power could sustain my command in that perilous position, the Second New 
Hampshire and the other heroic regiments attached to the glorious old Third Corps, which 
reinforced me simultaneously, would accomplish that fact. But if had been ordained otherwise, 
and the masses of rebel infantry which were hurled without cessation upon our exposed front, 
as well as the terrific artillery fire which continued for hours upon our depleted ranks, rendered 
that effort impracticable. On that field I particularly noticed the correct maneuvers of your 
regiment, and the brilliancy of one charge it made in regaining the salient point my command 
first occupied. The number of killed and wounded on that occasion testifies more strongly than 
can any words of mine how gallantly it conducted itself on that memorable field. 

Cordially wishing that the survivors of the Second New Hampshire Volunteers may have a 
successful and enjoyable reunion, and that they may individually be blessed with happiness and 
prosperity, I am sincerely yours, CHARLES K. GRAHAM. 



State of New York, 
Office of the Secretary of State, 

Albany, June JO, 1884. 
E. L. Bailey, David's Island, New York Harbor: 

My Dear Colonel: I am in receipt of your kind communication, under date of the 6th 
inst., inviting me to be present on the occasion of the first reunion of the survivors of the old 
Second New Hampshire regiment. Please accept my hearty thanks for this evidence of distin- 
guished regard, and for the honor which you and the regiment have conferred upon me. 

The desire for social reunion is to me a gratifying exhibit. It is the outgrowth of strong 
friendship, which soldiers everywhere entertain for one another. It is a pleasant reflection to 
know that I have been remembered. Your letter aroused old associations. The scenes of 
Ycrktown, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Bristow Station, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Get- 
tysburg and the Wilderness again pass in review, and I am confronted with the deeds of self 
sacrifice and patriotic devotion which marked the splendid achievements of the soldiers under 
my command. 

To the survivors of the Second New Hampshire I extend the hand of fellowship. My heart 
swells with pride when I scan the record of their services in defence of sound principles, and for 
the maintenance of free institutions. The pleasure of meeting with you on the occasion of your 
first reunion is denied me. I wish I could sit by your camp fire and take part in your proceed- 
ings. An exchange of sentiment would be a source of enjoyment, while the recitation of 
incidents of life in camp and on the march would drive out the shadows which accompany the 
recollection of the battle field. 

Greeting you with words of profound regard, and wishing you all an abundance of prosperity 
and success, permit me to subscribe myself. Very truly yours, 

JOSEPH B. CARR, Major-General. 

Sentiment. To the veterans of the old Third Corps as we understand it. 



Dartmouth College, 

Hanover, June jb, 1884. 
Dear Mr. Simmons: I have today received your letter of Saturday, for which please accept 
my cordial thanks. It is with sincere regret that I feel that it will be impracticable for me to be 
present next Friday at the reunion of the noble and dear old Second regiment. There is hardly 
a day of my life that passes without the revival of some of the remembrances connected with the 
year and a quarter that I was with the regiment. Few things would give me more pleasure 
than again to take by the hand those I was then associated with. Should I find myself unable 
to be present, may I beg you to present my heartiest greetings to the soldiers who will be there, 
and my best wishes that they may fight the battles of life as well as they did those on the Penin- 
sula, at Manassas, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and before Richmond. I shall still pray, as I 
used to at dress parade and the Sabbath gatherings in '61 and '62, that God's choicest blessings 
may be upon them in this world and the next. I remain yours very truly, 

HENRY E. PARKER. 



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George P. Pendergast, Co. D. 

Killed at Williamsbure, May 5, 1862. He was 
from Durham. The smove portrait is from a 
faded ambrotype — the only picture he ever had 
taken. 

New Orleans, La., June 14, 1884, 
Harry Clifton, Esq., Chairman Committee'. 

Dear Sir and Comrade : Your kind invitation to attend the Second Regiment reunion, to 
be held at Manchester on the 20th inst., has been received, and it is with feelings of regret that 
I must inform you of my inability to be present. It would afford me much pleasure to meet with 
you and once more greet the men who compose the remnant of that grand old regiment which 
formed the nucleus of our loved Hooker's first command, and which followed him over so many 
hard fought fields. Though far away from the hills and valleys of the Granite State, and thus 
debarred the privilege of occasionally meeting the comrades of those years of hardship and anx- 
ious trial, still my heart beats warmly toward all the brave men who so nobly responded to the 
call for sacrifice for the nation's welfare, but especially near are those of the Second New 
Hampshire. 

In the fulfillment of a sacred duty on Memorial Day, I placed flowers on the graves of some 
of the New Hampshire soldiers who, with thousands of others, known and unknown, rest in the 
national cemetery by the banks of the Mississippi just below New Orleans. 'T is but a simple 
deed we do, and yet by it we do but speak the debt of gratitude we owe to those who gave up 
all for their country and ours. 

Though from your camp fire many comrades will be missed, never again to assemble there, 
still I trust your gathering will be a pleasant one, where all may receive new strength and cour- 
age, in which, standing shoulder to shoulder with each other and mankind, may we so fight as 
to come off victors and be ready to answer the final roll call at that glad reunion which shall 
continue forever. With cordial greeting to you all, I remain sincerely yours, 

CHARLES H. SHUTE. 

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Hampshire, concluded the post prandial exercises, and an adjourn- 
ment was taken until 7.30 o'clock. 

The evening exercises were held at the opera house. The 
admission was by ticket, and at 8 o'clock, notwithstanding the heat, 
which was almost suffocating, every seat was filled. The regiment, 
accompanied by the drum corps, marched from the city hall to the 
opera house, entering the house and stage by the rear. The stage 
was flanked on either side by the tattered battle-bags of the regi- 
ment, and along the balcony front were displayed the names of the 
many battles in which the regiment had participated. 

Albion R. Simmons officiated as president of the evening. He 
said that some time ago members of the old Second regiment sug- 
gested the idea of holding a reunion. It had only to be suggested, 
when the boys took the matter in hand. He saw by the large 
audience assembled that the interest in the boys of the old Second 
was as keen as when, in 1863, the regiment came home to fill its 
depleted ranks and was given a grand ovation in that city. He 
said they would commence in the same manner that the daily life 
of the soldier did — with the sounding of the reveille. The War 
Veterans' Drum Corps then came forward, and beat the morning 
call amid much enthusiasm. 

Martin A. Haynes was then introduced, and spoke at length 
upon the history and characteristics of the regiment. He pictured 
it as made up of rollicking, boisterous youth, whose straggling was 
generally toward the front, although in green-corn time they some- 
times spread out on the flanks. On the march they were like a 
party of schoolboys ; but you would find them in battle where the 
minnies sang their merriest and the fight was the fiercest. The 
regiment's losses and sacrifices are set forth in cold figures that 
tell their own story. It performed innumerable deeds of heroism, 
and yet no one of its members ever received a government medal 
of honor. It built miles and miles of breastworks for other troops 
to fight behind, but except in one solitary instance did its own 
fighting in the open. It has a record that money could not buy, 
and the memories that cluster around those dear old tattered shreds 
of red and white and blue will live forever. 

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now appeared and rendered "The Vacant Chair," and was followed 
by Colonel Ed. L. Bailey, who delivered a long address upon the 
battle of Gettysburg. While giving a general description of the 
battle and of the events leading up to it, still this was but a frame- 
work upon which he built the story of the Second regiment's part 
therein. " Our regiment," he said, " has never received the credit 
which of right belongs to it, owing to the peculiar circumstances 
under which it fought, such as its separation from its proper brig- 
ade to serve with troops of another division, being under command 
of General Graham, an officer unacquainted with it as an organiza- 
tion, who, besides, was wounded and then taken prisoner, while 
General Sickles, who knew the importance of the position and some 
of the merits of the defense, was, unfortunately, badly wounded,, 
and thereafter separated from his corps. Nevertheless, all histori- 
ans of the war will be found to agree that one of the most important 
as well as bloody incidents of the battle of Gettysburg occurred at 
the peach orchard. * * But the historian seems to be exceed- 
ingly vague in placing any Union troops in the orchard to defend 
it. * * Nowhere, in any description of the battle that I have 
seen, is any mention made of a single organization rightly entitled to 
it as defenders of the angle at the peach orchard. You and I know 
that force consisted of the Third Maine, Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania 
and Second New Hampshire regiments of infantry. Battery G, 
Fourth New York Artillery, at first, and later a regular battery of 
artillery, and that this force alone, unaided by the reinforcement of 
a single man, maintained the unequal action in the angle of the 
orchard, which made possible the eulogiums so lavishly bestowed 
elsewhere." 

After a selection by the band. Miss Harriet P. Dame was intro- 
duced, who was received with loud cheers, and simply bowed her 
acknowledgments. 

Orren B. Stokes, the champion drummer of the world, was next 
introduced, and beat the long roll with the same drum sticks and 
upon the same drum that were used by him in beating the first long 
roll ever heard in the camp of the Second. 

Comrade George H. Patch, of the Nineteenth Massachusetts 
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exercises closed with the singing of " Marching Through Georgia," 
by David H. Bean, the band acting as accompanist, and the audi- 
ence joining in the chorus. While the audience was passing from 
the opera house, the band played "Yankee Doodle." The Vets, 
gave three cheers for the tattered flags, and then left the building 
for city hall, where refreshments were served and a campfire held 
until morning, enlivened by songs, stories and camp reminiscences. 



DEDICATION OF BOSTON MONUMENT. 

[The following is a newspaper report of the participation of the old Hooker brigade in the 
ceremonies attending the dedication of the Army and Navy Monument at Boston, Sept. 17, 1877.] 

It will probably be a long time before Boston will again see such 
a demonstration as that of last Monday, at the dedication of the 
monument on Boston Common to commemorate the deeds of the 
soldiers and sailors of that city who fell in the War of the Rebellion. 
Never, probably, will there be such a parade of the veteran surviv- 
ors as on that day. The procession numbered thirty thousand 
men, and was the most imposing pageant the city ever witnessed. 

New Hampshire's share in the affair was most creditable. Her 
battalion numbered 450 veterans, and was commanded by General 
Aaron F. Stevens. This was exclusive of the old Second regiment, 
which, with the First and Eleventh Massachusetts, forming " Hook- 
er's Old Brigade," was assigned the honor of escort to their old 
chief, " Fighting Joe." Hooker. It was certainly a proud day for 
the veterans, and it must have caused the general's heart to beat 
with oldtime pride when he found himself surrounded by six hun- 
dred men of his old brigade, bearing their old battle flags, and 
wearing upon their hats the white diamond, the badge of the Second 
Division of the old Third Corps. Such a reception as was given 
him by his Vets, in line upon Tremont street ! Shout followed 
shout, and the carriage was surrounded by an excited crowd, all 
eager for a grasp of his hand. 

General Gilman Marston, the only survivor of the original colo- 
nels of the brigade, had the proud distinction of commanding it on 
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Second, Major Evarts W. Fair and Major Sam. Sayles. The gene- 
ral himself came in for an ovation from his own men and from the 
Massachusetts boys. When the old First, in its march to position, 
caught sight of Marston's familiar form, there was an unmilitary 
stampede, which for a time left their own colonel without a com- 
mand. And the scene at the Board of Trade hall, where the Second 
marched directly from the Lowell depot, and where the men of the 
First were awaiting them, defies all description. 

The Second was commanded by General J. N. Patterson, with 
Captain Ed. Bean as adjutant. One hundred men were in line — a 
most unexpected number, as the men are widely scattered. 

It was glory enough for one day to march with that tried six 
hundred, which once took three thousand rifles into battle. They 
were the same old boys, and the spirit of army days was strong 
within them. They marched off with the swinging stride of veter- 
ans, and at every halt astonished the spectators with exhibitions of 
army pranks and antics. Out from the ranks would waltz a party 
in a " stag dance " which brought to memory the Virginia camp 
scenes, or the times when the skirmishers were pegging away at the 
front, while the brigade was awaiting the order to "go in." But 
when the bugle sounded, " Fall in !" back to line they would swing, 
and march off with a swing which told plainer than words that they 
were something more than holiday soldiers. 

The history of Hooker's old brigade was a glorious one. * * 
At Fredericksburg it made its last fight as the " Old Brigade." In 
the winter of 1862-3 the Second returned to New Hampshire to 
recruit its depleted ranks, and never stood in line with it again. 
Upon its return, in the spring, the Second regiment was assigned 
to the Second New Jersey Brigade, an organization with which it 
was an honor to be associated ; but they felt they were not entirely 
at home. Whenever, upon the march or in battle, the dissevered 
organizations came together, there was such a greeting as showed 
how strong were the ties between the four old regiments which had 
marched and camped and fought together in the early days of the 
war. To each, there were no regiments like those to which they 
were bound by the early associations — no boys like those who wore 
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explains the wild enthusiasm, the heartfelt joy, the brotherly affec- 
tion with which the survivors of " Hooker*s Old Brigade " greeted 
each other on the seventeenth of September, at Boston. 



REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS AT WEIRS. 

In a commanding position upon the grounds of the New Hamp- 
shire Veteran Association, at Weirs, stands the spacious headquarters 
building of the Second Regiment, embosomed in the native pines, 
and fronting an unsurpassed view of lake and mountain scenery. 
To this spot, every year, in the last week of beautiful August, come 
scores of the old Second men to participate in the festivities attend- 
ing the annual reunion of the New Hampshire veterans. 

This building is their home, for which they are indebted to the 
munificent generosity of their old comrade, Harriet P. Dame. She 
it was who caused it to be erected, paid all the bills, and then said 
to the old boys : " It is yours — take it and enjoy it ! " 

The accompanying illustration gives a good view of the building 
and its surroundings. From the piazza one enters directly the 
great reception room, occupying the entire floor, with the exception 
of a space at one end which is fitted and furnished for a kitchen. 
The walls are hung with portraits and pictures and mementoes of 
especial interest to the Second, and a big fireplace, with andirons 
of a special military design, is a token of cheer and comfort of a 
cold evening. On the second floor is the sleeping room, furnished 
with an abundance of good mattresses, most of which are the prop- 
erty of the association. The private room of Miss Dame is on this 
floor, tinder the tower. It is comfortably, although inexpensively, 
furnished, and she has never yet failed to occupy it at the annual 
gatherings. 

Even the youngest of the old Second men are now drawing 
toward the sear and yellow leaf. At every reunion are spoken with 
sorrow the names of many who have fallen since the last. Still it 
may be many years before this home at Weirs will be the scene of 
the last gathering and witness the final hand- shake? of men who 
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CHAPTER XXII. 



SOME RHYMES OF THE SECOND. "OUR FAMOUS QUARTETTE" "THE 

CHARGE OF THE SECOND " " A SONG FOR THE SECOND " " HAR- 
RIET DAME AND STONEWALL." 



OUR FAMOUS QUARTETTE. 

FROM A POEM BY MARTIN A. HAYNES, READ AT THE SECOND REUNION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
VETERANS, AT WEIRS, AUGUST 13, 14 AND 15, 1878. 

WITH the olden- time mem'ries that cluster to-day, 
There come thoughts of the time we went marching away — 
Marching off, at the call, with a thousand in line, 
Mid the flower of our manhood, those comrades of mine. 

There were youth from the work shops, the schools, and the mills ; 

There were friends of my boyhood, and memory thrills 

At the call of the names that are musical yet. 

And, the proudest in line, marched our Famous Quartette. 

Our quartette of sweet singers ! their voices I hear. 
Floating up from the past, and the listening ear 
Catches strains of sweet music, and " Bonnie Dundee " 
Is wafted, a phantom of song, unto me. 

O, the home songs they sang, when from far and from near. 
From the camps the bronzed soldiers would cluster to hear ; 
For oft, when the night mists lay heavy and wet. 
There came thousands to list to our Famous Quartette. 

I have seen the stern vet'ran, whose heart never quailed 
When the battle raged fiercest and leaden death hailed — 
Seen his manly breast heave, and his clear eye grow dim. 
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Martin A. Haynes, Co. I. 

And in memory, oft, when the arch overhead 
With the field of God's great starry banner is spread. 
As they stood in the gleam of our bivouac fires set, 
I see them, our singers, our Famous Quartette. 

And we marched, and we fought, and the months they rolled on, 
And the battles were lost, and the battles were won. 
But the Grim Reaper came, and our pathway was red. 
Where the on-marching line left its trail of the dead. 

I remember a night when the weary brigade 

By the ford of the river its bivouac had made. 

When the day's march was ended, the blazing sun set : 

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Martin A. Haynes. . 

On the camp gleamed the stars from the clear southern sky, 
And in broad, rippling shallows the river swept by ; 
While like stern giant sentries loomed up through the night 
Grim old war-seamed Manassas and Centerville Height. 

And our singers, that night, O how sweetly they sang ! 
And how clear o'er the meadows their melodies rang ! 
For they knew not how soon manly eyes should be wet. 
When they sang their own dirges, our Famous Quartette. 

For the morn brought the battle. At nightfall I stood 

Where our batteries hurled random shots down through the wood 

Where a third of our glorious old Second were laid 

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O, say not 't was weakness ! O, scoff not the tear ! 
When I wept as the mourner who bends o'er the bier ; 
For silent and cold, where the night dews lay wet 
In the valley, slept two of our Famous Quartette. 

O, the voices we loved, that Death's presence had stilled ! 
O, the void in the ranks, that could never be filled ! 
O, the sorrow that came to the soldier that day, 
When Smiley and Robinson fell by the way ! 

And again we went marching, with hearts ever true — 
But a fragment was left of our thousand in blue- 
Till the smoke-shrouded sun on Cold Harbor's field set, 
And death claimed the third from our Famous Quartette. 

Harry Hayward fell, gasping. They bore him away 
To the sheltered ravine where our wounded men lay. 
With a grim smile he answered the pitying eye : — 
^* Yes, it 's all up with me. Doc. ; I '11 lie down and die." 

And he lay mid the dying, with unflinching pride, 
Till the grim boatman bore him away to the side 
Where comrades, awaiting, their watch fires had set. 
And again he was pined with our Famous Quartette. 

O, say, were they braver who stood in the pass 
Where you marshaled your legion, O, Leonidas ? 
Were they truer to country, those Spartans of old. 
Than the sons of New Hampshire whose story I 've told? 

And the answer comes : " No ! for the patriot call 

Each answered with sacrifice grandest of all ; 

And together, in halls of the heroes, we 're met. 

Where Thermopylae's Greeks greet your Famous Quartette." 

O, my native New Hampshire, no braver are known 
Than those who draw life from thy bosom of stone \ 
Who breathe Liberty's air in the gales from thy hills, 
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For their heart-strings are knit from the sinewy oak, 

And their pulses are tuned where the mountain storm broke ; 

And their eye with the eagle's is trained in its flight, 

As they tread with proud footstep the grand mountain height. 

They have stood, in the past, where the rivers ran red, 
And their " quota " was full on the roll of the dead ; 
And it needs but the trumpet call, sounding again. 
To summons to battle thy stern mountain men. 

Let it ring, and again they '11 come marching in lines 
Like the unbending front of your forest of pines ; 
And breasting the battle- tide's deadliest shock. 
You will find the old Granite State's ramparts of rock. 



THE CHARGE OF THE SECOND. 

BY E. NORMAN GUNNISON. 

There was silence for a moment 

On th' ensanguined field of strife. 
Where the sons of the Republic 

Battled for a Nation's life ; 
And a solemn, deathlike stillness 

On the scene of carnage fell. 
When the order, ''Forward, Second/'' 

Echoed over hill and dell. 

Down they swept upon the foeman, — 

Brave New Hampshire's granite sons ! — 
With the knell of the Rebellion 

Ringing from their serried guns. 
Till the dark lines of the traitors 

Shrank beneath the bayonet's shock. 
As the mighty waves of ocean 

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Forward still the gallant Second 

Swept through fire and blood and flame, 
With their hearts* best life-blood washing 

From our past its page of shame ; 
From the flank unto the center, 

Where the brave old Marston towers, 
Not a single patriot wavers. 

Though the death-shot round them showers. 



Forward still, though death and carnage 

Hovered darkly o*er the way. 
Where the columns of the traitors 

In their sinful prowess lay, 
Swept the Second, though environed 

By a line of triple steel, 
Till the dead lay thick and gory 

'Neath the warrior's trampling heel. 

Then they turned, when human valor 

Could sustain the shock no more, 
With their bayonets' brilliant gleaming 

Deadened by the traitors' gore. 
Back they came, but not the Second 

Which advanced in power and pride : 
It was but the shattered remnant 

Which had stemmed the battle- tide. 



Shall it ever be forgotten — 

The New Hampshire Second's charge? 
Will not History engrave it 

On some sacred page or marge, 
Where the coming generations 

May the blood-marked lesson read. 
And gain courage by its precept 

For their darkest hour of need ? 



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For New Hampshire's gallant fallen 

Be no tear of pity shed ; 
In the records of our glory 

Still they live — they are not dead ! 
And they still shall guard our banner, 

Till the nations from afar 
Hail its heaven-united orbits 

With no lost or fallen star ! 



A SONG FOR THE SECOND. 

BY E. NORMAN GUNNISON. 

A song for the Second, that gallant old band. 

Who through all of this war's desolation, 
Have fought for their homes and their dear native land. 

To preserve us a country and nation. 
Then cheer for the Second ; the flag of the free 

From its empire no traitor shall sever ; 
For its folds by our soldiers supported shall be. 

** The flag of our Union forever and ever. 
The flag of our Union forever ! " 

When the Southrons rose up in their terrible might, 

To hurl at the Northmen their thunder. 
The Granite State flag in the thickest of fight 

Bade the traitorous foe ^^ stand from under ^^ ; 
And at Williamsburg's battle, when dark loomed the day. 

O'er the field red with carnage and gory. 
Swept the flag of the Second, through battle array. 

The ensign of triumph and glory. 

Then cheer for the Second, etc. 



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HARRIET DAME AND STONEWALL, 335 

At the closing Bull Run, when the order to charge 

Was given, the foemen soon reckoned 
Their advance had attained to its uttermost marge. 

For down swept the gallant old Second ; 
Their ranks by the cannon were shattered and torn, 

By war's tempest their banner was riven. 
But still they swept on, though their hope seemed forlorn, 

For each star was a beacon from heaven. 

Then a song for the Second, that gallant old band. 

With the Granite State flag waving o'er them ; 
They will strike for their homes and their God-given land. 

For the flag, and the country which bore them. 
And ne'er from that flag shall one God-penciled star 

From its Union's blest firmament sever. 
For the Second's proud war-cry shall echo afar, 

" The flag of our Union forever and ever, 
The flag of our Union forever." 



HARRIET DAME AND STONEWALL. 

BY ENOCH GEORGE ADAMS. 

Give her a niche in the Temple of Fame — 

Our hospital matron, Harriet Dame ! 

She left her home in the Granite State, 

To share with the soldier his lot and fate ; 

Wherever the Second New Hampshire was called. 

There was our matron, unappalled. 

She followed us close to the battle's brink. 

And never was known to flee or shrink ; 

Mid danger and death, mid sickness and pain, 

We never looked for her face in vain. 

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336 SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

To sorrow appease, and relieve distress, 

This her ambition and souPs desire, 

That burned in her breast like a vestal fire. 

After the terrible fight was done 

At the second battle of Bull Run, 

Our wounded were left in the rebel lines. 

And she was there, mid the stunted pines, 

In the midst of the bloodiest field accurst. 

Bearing water to quench the thirst 

Of the wounded men, in delirium wild. 

With the blood and dust of war defiled. 

Stonewall Jackson, he found her there. 
And was filled with respect at her noble air ; 
He said to his surgeons, " Pitch her a tent. 
This kindly woman of grand intent. 
In safety her mission to fulfill ; 
Give her protection — it is my will." 

Then the rebel soldiers, first and last. 
Blessed her and bowed whene'er she passed ; 
A guard 'round her tent at night they stood. 
In the kindly feeling of brotherhood. 
" If such are Yankee women," they said, 
" No wonder we do not get ahead ! " 

And when an armistice was arranged. 
And the wounded men were interchanged. 
As off the field the last ambulance rolled, 
And the dead were buried beneath the mold, 
Stonewall Jackson said to his men, 
"Convey the lady home again." 

Rebels before, and rebels behind, 

Were a guard of honor, as he designed. 

Such a shout of joy as our boys upsent. 

When she rested at home in her own snug tent. 

Never was heard by the welkin blue. 

I have told the story ; and what say you? 



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APPENDIX. 



FAREWELL ORDER TO 12fcb N. H. Y. 

Headquarters sd N. Hamp. Vols., 
District of St. Mary's, Point Lookout, Md. 
General Order, No. 14. September 22^ 1863. 

Soldiers of the Seventeenth New Hampshire Volunteers : 

You are about to part with your comrades of the Second for the 
more peaceful and happier atmosphere of your domestic firesides. 
Aroused by the necessities of your country, you assembled under a 
gallant and accomplished leader with justly high hopes to lead with 
him a brilliant career. * * 

After months of uncertainty, * * the 17th and 2d N. H. 
Regiments were consolidated, * * since which time you have 
labored patiently and harmoniously. You had no choice in your 
disposition — you were not electors of place. Yet, though not sent 
to battle under the most favorable circumstances, you have com- 
ported yourselves as men should, and have secured the respect and 
friendship of your companions and officers. 

Your term of service, though short, has been eventful. You 
will return to the quiet of your pleasant homes with the proud satis- 
faction that your career embraced participation in one of the most 
arduous campaigns and the hardest fought and most glorious battles, 
in its results, of any of this war. Called to sustain a part which 
tested your patiotism and valor, the ordeal prepared for you was the 
occupancy of the most exposed position ; during that terrible contest 
you stood firmly^ shoulder to shoulder , with the familiars of fifteen 
battles y fighting as valiantly, * * 

I thank you for the prompt, brave and efficient performance of 
duty; your respect and cheerful obedience to orders, which has 
been your conduct uniformly during the period I haVe had the 
honor to be connected with you in the capacity of a commander. * 

ED L. BAILEY, 

Col. 2d N, H. V. 

John D. Cooper, Adjutant. 



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TESTIMONIAL TO CHAPLAIN ADAMS. 

To Whom it May Concern : 

As the subscribers expect soon to be mustered out of service, 
we desire to express our appreciation of the character and services 
of our Chaplain, Rev. J. W. Adams. 

It is but justice to him to state that his moral, christian, and 
ministerial character is above reproach. His love of country, his 
practical sympathy for the sick and wounded, his appropriate coun- 
sels and efficient public ministrations, together with his social 
qualities, have won for him the respect and affectionate regard of 
both officers and men. 

In every battle in which the regiment has been engaged since 
he joined it, he has performed his duty with bravery, always having 
been " under fire," and frequently at the extreme front, assisting 
the wounded, comforting the dying, and giving to the dead a christ- 
ian burial. His services in the Hospital as well as the field, deserve 
mention. 

The sick will hold him in grateful remembrance for his religious 
services, the distribution of reading, the faithful appropriation of 
comforts furnished by charitable societies, and many offices of 
kindness. 

As the agent of the regiment in holding, disbursing, and trans- 
mitting many thousand dollars of its funds, the most perfect 
satisfaction has been given. 

In the observance of the Sabbath by regular public religious 
services, he has been persistent, and, considering the difficulties 
which are peculiar to army life, he has had very great success. 

If in the providence of God we are called to sunder our present 
relations, we shall carry with us many pleasant memories of our 
association with him. And wherever in the future he may be called 
to labor, we unhesitatingly recommend him as worthy of confidence, 
respect, and support \ and trust he will ever receive that honorable 
consideration to which he is entitled by periling his life for the 
welfare of his regiment and the salvation of our country. 

JOAB N. PATTERSON, 
Colonel and Bvt Brig, Gen,, 
and all the other Officers of the Regiment. 



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TESTIMONIAL. 341 

To Messrs. J, N. Patterson^ Bvt. Brig, Gen., and all the Commis- 
sioned Officers of the 2d Regiment N. H. Vols, 
I hereby acknowledge the reception of the testimonial in which 
you • so unanimously join to honor me for my humble services as 
your chaplain. To receive such unqualified praise from the intel- 
ligent men with whom I have been so intimately associated for 
more than two years past, is more than I could expect ; and any 
expressions which I may be able to coin are insufficient to convey 
to you my appreciation of the compliment. I can only say I have 
tried by a faithful discharge of the multifarious duties of my office 
to deserve your kind remembrance. To labor in such a cause, to 
be able to minister to the temporal and spiritual wants of such men, 
and to be thus commended, will be a satisfaction more precious 
than gold, and more lasting than the parchment on which you have 
been pleased to subscribe your names. This roll shall be my 
talisman, by whose magic power many of the sweetest and most 
thrilling memories of my past life shall be made perennial ; and 
from which inspiration shall be taken for the highest aims and for 
the noblest purposes. May the blessing of God and a grateful 
people be your recompense ! Though victory perches upon our 
banners, and our peaceful homes, dearer than ever before, beckon 
us away, it is not without a tinge of sadness we say at last, farewell ! 
Farewell to the dear brave boys we have laid in their distant soldier 
graves ! Farewell to the living brave ! We shall not all of us meet 
again in time. In Heaven we may. And now, while the parting 
grasp of friendship is yet warm, shall we not all unite in saying. In 
Heaven we will 1 Most respectfully, &c., 

JOHN W. ADAMS. 



LEGISLATIVE THANKS TO GEN. MARSTON. 

State of New Hampshire, 
In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four. 
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened: That 
the grateful thanks of the State of New Hampshire are hereby presented to Brig. Gen. Gtlman 
Marston for the patriotic devotion and conspicuous gallantry by which he has won for himself 
imperishable fame, and reflected honor unpn the State of his nativity. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be instructed to forward a copy of these resolutions to 
Brigadier-General Marston. and a like copy to the commanding officer of each regiment of New 
Hampshire Volunteers in the field, to be read at the head of their respective commands. 

WILLIAM E. CHANDLER, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
CHARLES H. BELL 

President of the Senate. 
JOSEPH A. GILMORE, 

Governor. 



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THE CHICKAHOMINY. 



Air — ** The Happy Land of Canaan." 



RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO BRIG. GEN. GROVER AND HIS GALLANT BRIGADE. 



BY W. F. S.* 



Did you see the bloody fray, 
On the glorious fifth of May, 
When we whipped the rebel legions most uncommonly? 
(Spoken — WeU, I guess we did,) 
Though 'they fought like very Turks, 
To protect their bristling works, 
And the line of the sacred Chickahominy. 
Chorus.— Oh! Oh! Oh! 

Rebel stock is getting low, 
Joe Johnson ain't a Bonaparte or Jomini, 
Arid Richmond ain't so sure 
From the Yankees it's secure, 
Tho' it lies far beyond the Chickahominy. 

At Williamsburg they stood. 
In the strength of fort and wood. 
Resolved, if McClellan dared to come on, he — 

(Spoken — They knew he was coming, too.) 
Should have his mortal fill 
Of their rifle balls and shell. 
And die before he reached the Chickahominy. 
Chorus.— Oh! Oh ! Oh ! 

Bragging would not do. 
Joe Johnson warn't a Bonaparte or Jomini ; 
And Richmond wasn't sure 
From the Yankees 'twas secure, 
Tho' it kiy far beyond the Chickahominy. 

♦The initials are those of Colonel William F. Small of the Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania. Only 
three or four davs after the battle of Williamsburg, Lieutenant Joseph A. Hubbard brought the 
manuscript to tne author of this volume, who procured its printing in sheet form. It held its 
popularity as a camp song in Hooker's Division, and many of the old broadside sheets are still 
carefully preserved and treasured. 



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''THE CHICKAHOMINYr 343 

When Hooker came along, 
Tho' scarce ten thousand strong, 
He thrashed their fifty thousand like a Dominie, 

(Spoken — He gave it to them right and left, like our 
old school-master used to do at Briar Bottom, but 
when he came to touch up their rear, didn't they 
make tracks for the river /) 
And he made the rebels know 
" Double quick " they'd have to go 
To the "last ditch" on the muddy Chickahominy, 
Chorus.— Oh! Oh ! Oh ! 

They knew it was just so, 
Joe Johnson warn*t a Bonaparte, &c., &c. 

The brave New Jersey Blues 

Gave the traitors all their dues, 
While the Excelsior boys from Mozart Hall and Tammany 

No choice the rebels gave 

But a stampede or the grave, 
The Styx or the nearer Chickahominy. 

Chorus.— Oh ! Oh ! Oh ! &c., &c. 

The Massachusetts First 
Like a tempest on them burst. 
While th* Eleventh gave them lessons in astronomy, 

(Spoken — Well, I guess they did make them see stars.) 
And the brave New Hampshire Second 
Kind of rather guessed and reckoned 
They'd not stop 'till they reached the Chickahominy. 
Chorus.— Oh ! Oh ! Oh ! &c., &c. 

And the Keystone Twenty-sixth 
In the bloody battle mixed, 
Making havoc in poor Rebeldom's gastronomy ; 

(Spoken — They hadn't such a stomachful for a long time,) 
And all the^ traitor sinners 
Who didn't get their dinners 
Hurried up the cakes for tea at Chickahominy. 
Chorus.— Oh ! Oh ! Oh ! &c., &c. 



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344 SB COND NE W HAMPSHIRE. 

Then our reinforcements came 
To finish out the game, 
According to i : 40 Deuteronomy ; 

(Spoken — See chapter 7, verse 40, and following^ of the 
Sacred Book J ** and when foundy make a note of W 
And Northern lead and steel 
Made the Godless rebels reel 
To their Kadish on the dirty Chickahorainy. 
Chorus.— Oh ! Oh ! Oh ! &c., &c. 

Oh ! light lie each head 
Of our brave, immortal dead ; 
To the wounded be the care of home's economy ; 
And may the sound and well 
With the blood of rebels swell 
The tide of their purple Chickahominy. 
Chorus.— Oh! Oh! Oh! 

We*ll make them feel and know, 
Joe Johnson ain't a Bonaparte or Jomini ; 
And we sing this loyal ditty 
In Richmond's rebel city. 
When, conquering, we cross the Chickahominy. 

(Spoken — Which will be very soon, if not before,) 



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COMPLETE LIST OF OFFICERS. 



FIELD AND STAFF. 

COLONELS. 

Oilman Marston, Edward L. Bailey, Joab N. Patterson. 

LIEUTENANT-COLONELS. 

Francis S. Fiske, Edward L. Bailey, James W. Carr, Joab N. 
Patterson, John D. Cooper, Levi N. Converse. 

MAJORS. 

Josiah Stevens, Jr., Edward L. Bailey, James W. Carr, Samuel 
P. Sayles, John D. Cooper, Levi N. Converse, George T. Carter. 

ADJUTANTS. 

Samuel G. Langley, Center H. Lawrence, Albert M. Perkins, 
John D. Cooper, Edgar B. LeGro, Charles E. Plaisted, Robert C. 
Sides. 

QUARTERMASTERS. . 

John S. Godfrey, Francis W. Perkins, James A. Cook, Charles 
H. Shute, Abnpr F. Durgin. 

SURGEONS. 

George H. Hubbard, James M. Merrow, William P. Stone. 

ASSISTANT SURGEONS. 

James M. Merrow, Oscar Worthley, William P. Stone, William 
G. Stark, Sylvanus Bunton, Willard C. Kempton. 

CHAPLAINS. 

Henry E. Parker, George S. Barnes, John W. Adams. 



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346 SE COND NE W HAMPSHIRE. 

LINE OFFICERS. 

COMPANY A. 

Captains — ^Tileston A. Barker, Levi N. Converse, Edward Clark. 

First Lieutenants — Henry N. Metcalf, Frederick W. Cobb, Levi 
N. Converse, Silas Hayward, Samuel F. Holbrook, Oliver M. Dame, 
John E. Hartwell. 

Second Lieutenants — Herbert B. Titus, Frederick W. Cobb, Levi 
N. Converse, Silas Haywstrd, John M. Lord, Robert Miller, William 
Williams, John W. Hammond. 

COMPANY B. 

Captains — Simon G. Griffin, Abiel W. Colby, Joshua F. Littlefield, 
Joseph A. Hubbard, William H. Smith, George T. Carter, Charles 
E. Plaisted. 

First Lieutenants — Charles W. Walker, Abiel W. Colby, George 
W. Boyden, William W. Ballard, George M. Shute, Frank W. Mor- 
gan, Lewis Wood. 

Second Lieutenants — Abiel W. Colby, Charles Holmes, William 
W. Ballard, John D. Cooper, George M. Shute, Rufus L. Bean, 
Thomas Lees, Benjamin F. Peters, James Harvey. 

COMPANY c. 

Captains — ^James W. Carr, John F. Holman, George W. Roberts, 
Hugh R. Richardson, Edward D. Bean. 

First Lieutenants — James H. Piatt, George W. Roberts, James H. 
Baker, Silas L. Hayward, Frank C. Wasley, Edward D. Bean, Milan 
D. Spaulding. 
Frank A. Hervey, James A. Sanborn, Samuel F. Patterson. 

Second Lieutenants — Samuel O. Burnham, Frank C. Wasley, Wil- 
liam Montgomery, Joseph H. Wilkinson, James A. Hutton. 

COMPANY D. 

Captains — Hiram Rollins, Samuel P. Sayles, George E. Sides, 
Albert M. Perkins, Edgar B. LeGro. 

First Lieutenants — Samuel P. Sayles, Warren H. Parmenter, 
George W. Gordon, Henry Hayward, David M. Perkins, Charles H. 
Shute, George W. Nixon, Edwin Richardson, Charles E. Jones. 



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LIST OF OFFICERS. 347 

Second Lieutenants — Warren H. Parmenter, George W. Roberts, 
Charles H. Shute, Enoch G. Adams, James E. Saunders, Edwin D. 
Haynes. 

COMPANY E. 

Captains — Leonard Drown, William H. Smith, James H. Piatt, 
Henry Hayward, James E. Saunders, Daniel W. Bohonan. 

First Lieutenants — William H. Smith, Isaac N. Vesper, Jacob 
Hall, Charles A. McGlaughlin, Charles H. Streeter, Benjamin F. 
Peters. 

Second Lieutenants — ^Ai B. Thompson, Albert M. Perkins, Wil- 
liam H. Colcord, John M. Lord, James H. Andrews, Charles W. 
Dimond. 

COMPANY F. 

Captains — ^Thomas Snow, Henry N. Metcalf, David Steele, Har- 
rison D. F. Young, Frank W. Morgan. 

First Lieutenants — ^Joshua F. Littlefield, Henry N, Metcalf, Hugh 
R. Richardson, Alvin S. Wiggin, James H. Baker, Henry A. Flint, 
Gilman T. Gould. 

Second Lieutenants — Harrison D. F. Young, Norton R. Moore, 
James H. Baker, Alvin S. Wiggin, James H. Swain, Joseph Lemons, 

COMPANY G. 

Captains — Ephraim Weston, Evarts W. Farr, James H. Piatt, 
David Steele, Samuel F. Holbrook. 

First Lieutenants — Evarts W. Farr, Sylvester Rogers, David 
Steele, George M. Shute, Hiram K. Ladd, James E. Saunders, 
Charles A. Locke, James W. Felt. 

Second Lieutenants — Sylvester Rogers, David Steele, Edmond 
Dascomb, John McDonald, Rufus L. Bean, John E. Hartwell, Free- 
man F. Sanborn. 

COMPANY H. 

Captains — Ichabod Pearl, Joshua F. Littlefield, Joab N. Patter- 
son, Albert J. Hanson. 

First Lieutenants — Joab N. Patterson, Harrison D. F. Young, 
John D. Cooper, Andrew G. Bracy, Albert J. Hanson, Edward 
Clark, Henry C. Tyler. 



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348 SE COND NE W HAMPSHIRE. 

Second Lieutenants — William H. Prescott, John F. Holman, An- 
drew G. Bracy, William Montgomery, James Thompson, George C. 
Stephens. 

COMPANY I, 

Captains — Edward L. Bailey, Joseph A. Hubbard, George W. 
Gordon, Thomas E. Marshall. 

First Lieutenants — Samuel G. Langley (Adjt.), Joseph A. Hub- 
bard, Oscar A. Mooar, Hiram K. Ladd, Alvin S. Wiggin, Thomas 
E. Marshall, Robert C. Sides, Freeman F. Sanborn. 

Second Lieutenants — ^Joseph A. Hubbard, George W. Gordon, 
Charles Vickery, Robert L. Miller, David M. Perkins, George T. 
Carter, Richard W. Robinson. 

COMPANY K. 

Captains — ^William O. Sides, Hiram Rollins, Samuel O. Bumham, 
Albert M. Perkins, George E. Sides, James L Locke. 

First Lieutenants — ^John S. Godfrey, Edwin R. Goodrich, John S. 
Sides, George E. Sides, Charles H. Shute, William H. Colcord, 
James I. Locke, Alexander Frazer. 

Second Lieutenants — ^John S. Sides, George E. Sides, Charles W. 
Patch, John S. McDonald, George H. Colman. 

NON-COMMISSIONED STAFF. 

SERGEANT MAJORS. 

George W. Gordon, Center H. Lawrence, Norton R. Moore, 
Henry Hayward, Frank C. Wasley, Alvin S. Wiggin, James E. Saun- 
ders, Edgar B. LeGro, Edward Clark, Edward Richardson, Charles 
H. Streeter, William Williams, James Downey. 

QUARTERMASTER SERGEANTS. 

Francis W. Perkins, Charles H. Shute, Joseph H. Wilkinson, 
Abner F. Durgin, Frank W. Hervey, Richard W. Robinson. 

COMMISSARY SERGEANTS. 

James A. Cook, William J. Rahn, Oliver M. Dame, Charles W. 
Dimond, Francis E. Paris. 

HOSPITAL STEWARDS. 

William G. Stark, George Bullen, William Clifford. 

PRINCIPAL MUSICIANS. 

Daniel W. Newell, Stephen J. Smiley, Nathaniel M. Ricker, 
Simeon Partridge, Arthur E. Buckminister. 



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SUMMARY. 



Accessions. 





OFFICERS. 


ENL. MEN. 


TOTAL. 


Original members, - - - - 


37 


985 


1022 


" " gained by transfer, 


o 


I 


I 


Recruits, 


II 


II33 


II44 


Band, - . - - 


o 


22 


22 


" gained by transfer, - 


o 


366 


366 




Total strength, 


2555 



How Accounted For. 



OFFICERS. ENL. MEN. TOTAL. 

Killed or died of wounds, orig. memb., 13 89 102 

" " " " " recruits, - o 57 57 



Died of disease, original members, - 


2 


73 


75 


" " " recruits, - 





61 


61 


Accidentally killed, original members, 


I 


I 


2 


Drowned, original members, 





2 


2 


" recruits, - 





3 


3 


Executed for murder, original members. 





I 


I 


" " desertion, recruits. 





4 


4 


Died of sunstroke, - - - - 





I 


I 


" cause unknown, original members. 


2 


14 


16 


" " " recruits, - 





13 


13 



Total number of deaths. 
Must, out or disch. to date Aug. 8, '62, 

Band, o 16 16 

Must, out or disch. to date Oct. 9, '63, 

recruits, ----- o 63 63 

Must, out or disch. to date June 21, '64, 

original members, - - - - 26 197 223 

recruits, 2 i 3 



159 



178 
337 



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350 SE COND NE W HAMPSHIRE. 



Must, out or disch. to date Dec. 19/65, 
original members, - - - - 

recruits, 

Band (had been transf. to company), 

Disch. on other dates, original members, 
« " " " recruits, - 
" " " " Band, 

Dishonorably disch., original members, 
" " recruits. 

Lost by transfer, original members, 
" " '* recruits, - 

Deserted, original members, 

" recruits, - - - - 

Captured and not finally accounted for, 
recruits, ----- 

Others not officially accounted for, 
original members, - - - - 
recruits, ----- 



FICERS 


ENL. MEN. 


TOTAU 


14 


29 


43 


17 


401 


418 





I 


I 


34 


392 


426 


8 


347 


355 





5 


5 


3 


3 


6 


I 


9 


10 





37 


37 





82 


82 





84 


84 





370 


370 





2 


2 





6 


6 





68 


68 



2218 

2555 

Died in Confederate prisons, previously included : original 
members, 20 ; recruits, 4 ; total, 24. 

Officers appointed, but not mustered, 7. 

Re-enlisted : original members, 73 ; recruits, 26 ; total, 99. 

Of the recruits, 2 had previously served as original members ; 3 
served as recruits under two enlistments; 956 were volunteers, 209 
substitutes, i drafted; 58 were gained by transfer from the 13th 
N. H., 87 from the 12th N. H., 103 from the 17th N. H., and 118 
from the loth N. H. 



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DATE. 


Original Members 

OFF. ENL. M. 


Recruits. 


Total. 


PLACE. 


OFF. 


ENL. M. 




Bull Run, Va., 


July 21, '6i, 





12 








12 


Evansport, Va., 


April 2, '62, 











I 


I 


Williamsburg, Va., 


May 5, *62, 


I 


16 





4 


21 


Oak Grove, Va., 


June 25, '62, 





8 





I 


9 


Glendale, Va., 


July I, *62, 





I 








I 


Bull Run, Va., 


Aug. 29, '62, 


3 


23 





10 


36 


Fredericksburg, Va., 


Dec. 14, '62, 











2 


2 


Gettysburg, Pa., 


July 2, '63, 


5 


25 





17 


47 


Petersburg, Va., 


May 14, '64, 











I 


I 


Drewry's Bluif, Va., 


May 16, '64, 


I 








4 


5 


Cold Harbor, Va., 


June 3, '64, 


3 


2 





II 


16 


« « « 


" 4, '64, 











I 




a It 11 


" 5/64, 





I 










It tt tt 


" 6,^64, 





I 










Petersburg, Va., 


June 24, '64, 











I 




tt tt 


" 30,^64, 











I 




tt tt 


July 15, '64, 


. 








I 




tt tt 


Aug. 17, '64, 











I 




tt it 


" 23, '64, 


















Totals, 


13 


89 





57 


159 



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PLACE OF BIRTH. 







Grig. Memb. 


Recruits. 


Total. 


United States, - 




926 


781 


1707 


Ireland, 




30 


204 


234 


Canada, 




15 


134 


149 


England, 




16 


112 


128 


Germany, 




2 


77 


79 


Scotland, 




II 


34 


45 


France, 







35 


35 


New Brunswick, 




3 


27 


30 


Nova Scotia, 




2 


25 


27 


Italy, - 




— 


14 


14 


Sweden, 




— 


13 


13 


Denmark, 




— 


12 


12 


Holland, 




. — 


9 


9 


Norway, 




— 


7 


7 


Newfoundland, - 




— 


7 


7 


Prince Edward's 


Island,- - I 


4 


5 


Switzerland, 




— 


5 


5 


Spain, - 




— 


3 


3 


Portugal, 




— 


3 


3 


Finland, 




— 


2 


2 


Russia, - 




— 


2 


2 


Wales, - 




— 


2 


2 


Great Britain, - 




I 


I 


2 


Africa, - 




— 


2 


2 


Cuba, - 




— 


2 


2 


New Zealand, 


Isle 


of Man, India, Mexico, 


East Indies, 


West 


Indies, each i recruit. 


Birthplace unknown : 


original members. 


i6; recruits, 9. 











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PART II. 



Complete Roster of the Second Regiment 
New Hampshire Volunteers. 



From Adjutant-General Ayling's "Revised Register of the 

Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire." P. O. 

Addresses and Record of Dfjvths 

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ROSTER 



Each man was a volunteer appointed or enlisted for three years ^ unless otherwise stated. 

ABBOTT, ALEXANDER L. Co. D; b. Dover; age 19; enl. May 10, '61; must, in June i, 
*6i, as Priv.; disch. disab. Sept. 21, '62. Subsequent service Co. E 13 V. R. C. 

ABBOTT, DANIEL B. Co. A; b. Manchester; age 18; transferred from 10 N. H. June 21, 
'65; deserted Sept. 10, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 

ABLETT, JAMES. Co. A; substitute; b. Great Britain; age 28; cred. Merrimack ; enl. Aug. 

29, '64; des. Feb. 3, '65. 

ADAMS, BENJAMIN. Co. I; bom Barton, Vt.; age 21; res. Canaan; enl. May 20, '61; 

must in June 7, *6i; des. April 8, '63, Concord: appreh. Feb. 28, '64; disch. April 14, '65. 

P. O. ad. Franklin Falls. 
ADAMS, CHARLES. Co. A; b. Maine; age 26; cred. Merrimack; enl. Nov. 20, '63 ; des. 

Dec. 26, '63, at Point Lookout, Md. 
ADAMS, CHARLES. Unassigned; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Marlborough; enl. 

Dec. 6, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, en route to Galloup's Island, Boston harbor. 
ADAMS, CHARLES W. Co. A; b. Jaffrey; age 18; res. Jaffrey; enl. April 27, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; disch. May 28, 

'64, City Point, Va. P. O. ad. Salina, Kan. 
ADAMS, ENOCH G. Co. D; b. Bow; age 32; res. Durham; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; app. Sergt. Oct. i,'6i; 

wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; app. 2 Lt. Aug. 10, '62; disch. May 6, '64, to accept 

promotion. Subsequent service, Capt. Co. D, i Inft., U. S. V. P. O. ad. So. Berwick, 

Me. 
ADAMS, JOHN. Co C; b. Scotland; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. Sept. 2, '61; capt. June 

30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va.; paroled July 25, '62; disch. Oct. 8, '62, to date Sept. 2, 
'64, Concord. P. O. ad. Hanover. 

ADAMS, JOHN W. F. and S. ; b. Townsend, Mass. ; age 31; res. Salem; must, in Dec. 8, 
'63, as Chaplain; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Methuen, Mass. 

ADAMS, NATHANIEL W. Co. B; b. Bamstead; age 20; res. Pittsfield; enl. Aug. 8, '61; 
must, in Sept. 20, '61 ; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; disch. Sept. 20, '64, to date 
Aug. 28, '64, Concord. P. O. ad. Pittsfield. 

ADAMS, OREN S. Co. A; b. Jaffrey; age 21; res. Troy; enl. Sept. 11, '61; must, in Sept. 
17, '61; disch. disab. May 30, '63; re-enl. and must, in for i year Jan. 31, '65; assigned 
to Co. C; app. Sergt. May i, '65; disch. Dec. 4, '65. Prior service i Vt. P. O. address 
Marlborough. 

ADAMS, SAMUEL. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 23; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 21, '61; 
must, in June 8, *6i; missing July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; gained from mi«.; des. Aug. 
10, '61, Washington, D. C. 

ADAMS, THOMAS. Co. A; b. Ireland; age 24; credited Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, '63; des. 
Apr. 9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 

ADLEY, LORENZO P. Co. F; b. Chester, Me.; age 19; res. Milan; enL May 27, '61; must, 
in June 4, '61; app. Corp. June i, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; app. Sergeant 
July I, '63; re-enl. Jan. i. '64; cred. Portsmouth; disch. Jan. 16, '64, to accept promo- 
tion. Subsequent service i Lt. 22 U. S. C. T. Died Ottumwa, Iowa Oct. 12, '78. 

AFRICANUS, SCIPIO. Co, G; (colored under cook); b. Richmond county, Va.; age 18; 
transferred from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; must out Dec. 19, '65. 



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AINSLEE, ALEXANDER W. Co. A; substitute; b. Edinburgh, Scot.; age 30; credited 

Deerfield; enl. Oct. 13, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
ALDEN, FRANK W. Co. E; b. Dunbarton; age 18; res. Concord; enl. Apnl 19, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 7, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in June 3, '61; captured June 30, 

'62, White Oak Swamp, Va.; paroled Sept. 13, '62; des. May 24, '63, Concord; volunta- 
rily returned July 10, 63; re-enl. Feb. 25, '64; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; app. 

Corp. Dec. i, '64: Sergt. June i, '65; i Sergt. Nov. 10, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
ALDRICH, ARTHUR R. Co. B; b. New Hampshire; age 19; res. Qarksville; transferred 

from 13 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Sept. 25, '65. P. O. ad. Canaan, Vt. 
ALDRICH, DANIEL, Jr. Co. G; b. Lfttleton; age 21; res. Littleton; enl. April 20, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; disch. disab. 

May 14, '62. P. O. ad. Lowell, Mass. 
ALDRICH, GEORGE. Co. F; b. Ossipee; age 19; res. Gilford; enl. April 23, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; des. Oct. 4, '62. 
ALDRICH, OILMAN. Co. F; b. Lisbon; age 23; res. Lancaster; enl. March 6,' 62; wd. and 

capt. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. ; paroled May 11, '62. No further record. His 

father claimed that he was drowned in the last of June, '62, in the Potomac river, 12 miles 

above Point Lookout. Heirs allowed pay to June 30, '62. 
ALDRICH, LYMAN M. Co. I; b. Lisbon; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. April 24, '61, for 3 

mos; not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; wd. sev. July 2, 

63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
ALEXANDER, JOHN. Co. K; b. Canada; age 19; transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
ALEXANDER, JULIUS. Co. A; b. Mississippi; age 19; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, 

'63; des. April II, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
ALEXANDER, LUCIAN A. Band; b. Amoskeag; age 28; res. Keene; enl. July 22, '61; 

must, in Aug. 7, '61, as First Class Musician; disch. April i, '62, Doncaster, Md. Died 

Aug. 16, '73, Keene. 
ALEXANDER, WILLIAM. Co. F; b. Piermont; age 27; res. Campton; enl. April 20, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; disch. for 

disab. July 31, '61. Subsequent service 6 N. H. 
ALFAST, NELSS. Co. C; b. Denmark; age 30; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 27, '63; transf. 

to Navy April 30, '64. 
ALLARD, LORENZO D. Co. H; b. Conway; age 20; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Wagon- 
er; disch. disab. Sept. 21, '61. P. O. ad. Conway. 
ALLEN, CHARLES. Co. A; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Wakefield; enl. Oct. i, 

'64; disch. June 8, '65. 
ALLEN, CHARLES, alias George L. Allen. Co. A; b. New Hampshire; age 21; cred. Bed- 
ford; enl. Nov. 24, '63; disch. July 17, '65. P. O. ad. Wausau, Wis. 
ALLEN, CHARLES H. Co. C; b. Nashua; age 19; res. Concord; enl. Sept. 5, '61; must. in 

Sept. 17, '6i;; des. Aug. 4, '63; gained from des. Nov. 21, '63; app. Corp. July i, '64; 

disch. Sept. 13, '64. P. O. ad. Auburn. 
ALLEN, CHARLES N. Co. K; b. Lee, Mass.; age 18; res. Rollinsford; enl. May 21, '61; 

must, in June 8, '61; disch. Oct. i, '63, to re-enl. in U. S. A. Subsequent service Hosp. 

Steward U. S. A. P. O. ad. Worcester, Mass. 
ALLEN, CHARLES P. Co. C; b. Amherst; age 42; res. Concord; enl. Sept. 5, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61 ; disch. disab. Sept. 26, '62, to date Sept. 13, '62. 
ALLEN, CLARK. Co. K; b. New York; age 18; cred. Cornish; enl. Dec. 4, '63;. wd. sev. 

July 5, '64, Petersburg, Va. ; disch. May 25, '65. 
ALLEN, EDWARD S. Co. H: b. Woodstock, Vt.; age 26; res. Boston, Mass.; enl. May 

27, '61 ; must, in June 5, '61 ; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; died disease March 

9, '64, Andersonville, Ga. 
ALLEN, FREDERICK R. Co. C; b. Glover, Vt.; age 28; res. Manchester; enl. May 13, '6i; 

must, in June i, *6i; disch. disab. July 10, '61. 
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ALLEN, HARLAN P. Co. C; b. Nashua; age i8; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 26, *6i; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61; des. Aug. 4, '62, Harrison's Landing, Va.; appreh. June 17, '65; disch. 

July 7, '65. 
ALLEN, HEMAN. Co. H; b. Claremont; age 24; res. Claremont; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, *6i; missing July 21, 

'61, Bull Run, Va. ; returned Oct. 24, '62; des. May 26, '63; gained from des. June 8, '63; 

app. Corpl. Jan. i, '64; must, out June 21, '64. 
ALLEN, LESTER H. Co. C; b. "Chesley, Vt."; age 18; res. Alton; enl. May 28, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; must, out June 21, '64. Died Aug. 15, '88, Farmington. 
ALLEN, OLIVER L. Co. K; b. Blue Hill, Me.; age 21; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 22, '61; 

must, in June 8, '61 ; wd. and capt. July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; released; disch. May 22, 

'62, Subsequent service Co. F, 13 V. R. C. 
ALLEN, OSCAR C. Co. H; b. Bamet, Vt.; age 24; res. Claremont; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 

mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61, as Corp. Died 

dis. Oct. 17, '62, Philadelphia, Pa. 
ALLEN, WILLIAM. Co. A; b. Ireland; age 35. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; disch. 

to date Dec. 19, '65, 
ALSON, ROBERT. Co. E; b. Liverpool, Eng.; age 30; cred. Greenland; enl. Nov. 23, '63; 

must, in Nov. 28, '63; deserted; gained from des. May 4, '64; wd. May 16, '64, Drewry's 

Bluff, Va. ; des. July 23, '64, from DeCamp Gen. Hosp., David's Isl., N. Y. Harbor. 
ALTLAND, GEORGE. Co. K; b. Dover, Pa.; age 21. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; 

reported on muster out roll dated Dec. 19, '65, as absent on detached service. 
ALTON, GEORGE A. Co. K; b. England; age 19; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 21, '61; must. 

in June 8, '61 ; missing July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; returned; wd. sev. July 2, '63, Get- 
tysburg, Pa.; app. Corp. Jan. '64; must, out June 21, '64. 
AMELL, THEOPOLIS. Co. A; b. Canada; age 18; cred. Antrim; enl. Nov. 23, '63; disch. 

disab. July 22, '65. P. O. ad. Stowe, Vt. 
AMES, ALPHA E. Co. G; b. Peterborough; age 20; res. Peterborough; enl. May i, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 20, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61 ; disch. disab. 

Aug. 17, '61. 
AMES, JOHN. Co. A; substitute; b. Switzerland; age 21; cred. Hopkinton; enl. Nov. 29, 

'64; des. March 12, '65, Kinsale, Va. 
AMES, JOHN G. Co. F; b. Gilford; age 18; res. Gilford; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 mos., not 

must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in June 4, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, 

Va.; appointed Scrgt; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died disease March 8, '64, 

Anderson ville, Ga. 
AMES, THEOPOLIS. See Theopolis Amell. 
ANDERSON, CHARLES. Co. A; b. Pennsylvania; age 22; cred. Concord ; enl. Nov. 18, 

'63; des. Dec. 26, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
ANDERSON, DANIEL. Co. B; b. Stratford; age 18; res. Stratford; enl. April 17, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 16, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61: wd. July 2, '63, 

Gettysburg, Pa.; re-enl. and must, in Feb. 19, '64; cred. Concord; killed June 5, 64, Cold 

Harbor, Va. 
ANDERSON, HENRY. Co. B; b. New York; age 26; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 25, '63; 

des. Jan. 5, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
ANDERSON, JAMES. Co. C; b. Buffalo, N. Y.; age 22; cred. Manchester. Transf. from 10 

N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
ANDERSON, JAMES. Co. E; b. Liverpool, Eng. ; age 28; res. Liverpool, Eng.; credited 

Greenland; enl. Nov. 23, '63; must, in Nov. 28, '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64; 

des. May 31, '64, from U. S. S. "Iroquois." 
ANDERSON, JOHN. Co. A; substitute; b. Sweden; age 23; cred. Seabrook; enl. Oct. 7, 

'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
ANDERSON, NEILS. Co. A; substitute; b. Denmark; age 39; cred. Centre Harbor; enl. 

Aug. 24, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
ANDREWS, GEORGE. Co. A; substitute; b. Oldtown, Me.; age 35; cred. Deerfield. Tr. 

from 13 N. H. June 21, '65; des. Aug. i, '65, Richmond, Va.; P. O. ad. Bradford, Me. 



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ANDREWS, JAMES H. Co. H; b. Hillsborough; age i8; res. Hillsborough; enl. May i6, 

'6i; must, in June 5, *6i; app. Corp. Nov. i, '62; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; 

app. Sergt. Jan. i, '64; i Sergt. July i, '64! 2 Lieut. Co. E, June i, '65; resigned Oct. 

26, '65. 
ANTONI,JOHN. Co. A; substitute; b. Spain; age 23; cred. Wolfeborough ; enl. Oct. 5, 

'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
ANTONIE, FRANK. Co. A; substitute; b. Portugal; age 21; cred. Brookfield; enl. Oct. 11, 

'64; des. Sept. 10, '65, Stafford Court House, Va. 
APPLETON, WILLIAM H. Co. I; b. Chichester; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, 

*6i, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 7, '61; app. 

Corp. Nov. 5, '62; disch. July 30, '63, to accept promotion. Subsequent service i Lieut., 

Capt. 4 U. S. C. T., and Bvt. Major U. S. V. P. O. ad. New York city. 
ARCHER, WILLIAM. Co. A; b. England; age 23; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Npv. 16, '63; 

des. April 7, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
ARMES, CLARK. Co. H; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 21; res. Philadelphia, Pa.; cred. Bath; 

enl. Dec. 2, '63; dishon. disch. Feb. 21, '65, Chaflin's Farm, Va,, by sentence G. C. M. 
ASHTON, BENJAMIN F. Co. K; b. Dover; age 24; res. Dover; enl. Jan. 18, '62; must, in 

Feb. 28, '62; captured May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; released; disch. May 22, '62. Died 

Nov. 4, '76, Dover. 
ATHERTON, SANFORD A. Co. A; b. Glover, Vt.; age 22; res. Keene; enl. AprU 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Corp.; 

app. Sergt. ; disch. disab. Sept. 12, '62. P. O. ad. Dubuque, Iowa. 
ATWOOD, RUFUS. Co. A; b. Nelson; age 31; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Corp.; app. Sergt. 

Died disease Jan. 23, '64, Keene. 
AUSTIN, ALONZO F. Co. K; b. Great Falls; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. Aug. 8, '62; 

must, in Aug. 12, '62; disch. June 9, '65. P. O. ad. Great Falls. 
AUSTIN, BENJAMIN F. Co. D; substitute; b. Salem; age 21. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Newton. 
AUSTIN, CHARLES F. Co. A; b. Surry; age 21; res. Keene; enl. Sept. 12, '61; must, in 

Sept. 17, *6i; missing May 9, '64, Swift Creek, Va. ; gained from mis. May 11, '64; wd. 

June 9, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. Sept. 14, '64. Prior service i N. H. 
AUSTIN, EDWARD. Co. A; substitute; b. Dublin Ir.; age 28; cred. Seabrook. Transf. 

from 13 N. H. June 21, '65; disch. Dec. i, '65. 
AVERY, JOHN. Co. K; age 19; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 21, '61; must in June 8, '61; 

des. July 15, '61, Washington, D. C. 
AWE, JULIUS. Co. H; b. Germany; age 31; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5,.'6i; wd. July 2, '63, 

Gettysburg, Pa.; re-enl. Jan. 1, '64; app. Corp. Jan. i, '64; Sergt. July i, '64; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Sharon, Conn. 
AYER, GEORGE W. Unassigned; b. Rochester; age 21; cred. Dover; enl. Aug. 5, '62; 

must, in to date Oct. 8, '62; left Concord Aug. 14, '62. No further record. 
AYERS, JOSEPH F. Co. D; b. New Hampshire; age 22; res. Barrington; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, 61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; wd. July 

21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; disch. wds. May 23, '63. P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
BACHELDES, GEORGE F. Co. I; b. Concord; age 18; cred. Windham; enl. for 9 mos. 

Transf. from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
BACHELDER. See Batchelder. 
BACON, FRANCIS D. Co. F; b. Ware, Mass.; age 36; res. Manchester; enl. June 20, '61; 

disch. disab. Sept. 21, '63. P. O. ad. Prescott, Mass. 
BACON, JOSIAH H. Co. E; b. Boston, Mass.; age 20; res. Newport; enl. April 22, *6i, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; des. Dec. 16, 

'62, Fredericksburg, Va. 
BAGLEY, ISAIAH. Co. G; b. Danville; age 24; enl. May 21, '61; must, in June 5, '61 ; 

captured Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; paroled; des. Dec. 11, '63, Columbus, Ohio; re- 
turned March 21, '64; sentenced to be confined at hard labor for 3 yrs. ; unexpired portion 

of sentence remitted Oct. 24, '65. Died disease Nov. 30, '65, Baltimore, Md. 



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BAILEY, ALONZO B. Co. G; b. Wolcott, Vt.; age 22; res. Bath; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 

mos. ; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61 ; captured July 

21, '61, Bull Run, Va. Died Sept. 12, '61, Richmond, Va. 

BAILEY, EDWARD L. Co. I; b. Manchester; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; served in state service until June 7, '61 ; app. Capt. June 4, '61 ; 

must, in June 7, '61; app. Maj. July 26, '62; Lt. Col. Oct. 23, '62; Col. April 18, '63; wd. 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service 2 Lt. i Lt., 

Capt. 4 U. S. Inf., and Bvt. Lt. Col. U. S. A. P. O. ad. Boise City, Idaho. 
BAKER, AUGUSTUS. Co. H; b. Bristol, Me.; age 20; res. Bath, Me.; cred. Lisbon; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
BAKER, EDWARD. Co. A; substitute; b. Kingston, Canada; age 30; cred. Wakefield; 

enl. Oct. 3, '64; des. Nov. 10, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
BAKER, GEORGE. Co. I; b. Hudson, N. Y.; age 29; cred. South Hampton ; enl. Dec. 2, 

'63; app. Corp. July i, '64; reduced to ranks June 30, '65; reported on m. o. roll dated 

Dec. 19, '65, as absent sick since Sept., '64. No further record. 
BAKER, GEORGE H. Co. B; b. England; age 18; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 25, '63; app. 

Corp. April 6, '65; Sergt. July i, '65; must out Dec. 19, '65. 
BAKER, HENRY. Co. F; b. New York city; age 24; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. 

March i, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
BAKER, JACOB B. Co. E; b. Lowell, Mass.; age 22; res. Lowell, Mass.; enl. May 7, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, '6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; disch. 

disab. Aug. 2, '61. 
BAKER, JAMES H. Co. F; b. Brookfield; ?ge 23; res. Farmington; enl. May 16, '61; must. 

in June 4, '61; app. 2 Lt. Aug. 1, '62; i Lt. Co. CJuneiS, '63; transf. to Co. F '63; 

must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Fontanelle, Iowa. 
BALL, KIMBALL. Co. C; b. Sutton, Vt.; age 21; res. Sutton, Vt.; enl. May 7, '61, for 3 

mos.: not must in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; des. July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va. 
BALLARD, WILLIAM W. Co. B; b. Peterborough; age 23; res. Boscawen; enl. May 11, 

*6i; must, in June i, '61; app. 2 Lt. Nov. 11, '61; i Lt. July 11, '62; wd. Aug. 29, '62, 

Bull Run, Va.; July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died wds. July 9, '63. 
BANCROFT, WILLIAM E. Co. F; b. Hartford, Conn.; age 22; res. Laconia; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61 ; wd. 

Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; app. Sergt. May i, '63; i Sergt. Dec. 20, '63; disch. to date 

April 27, '64, to accept promotion. Subsequent service 2 Lt. and 1 Lt. 1 Inft. U. S. V. 

P. O. ad. Missoula, Mont. 
BARBER, JOHN N. Co. I; b. Brownsville, Pa.; age 21; cred. Dover; enl. Dec. 2, '63; des. 

Jan. 26, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
BARBER, LEWIS G. Co. H; b. St. Albans, Vt.; age 28; res. Sutton; enl. May 3, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; des. July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va. P. O. ad. Sutton. 
BARKER, JOHN A. Co. C; b. Landaff; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. May 20, '61 ; must. 

in June i, '61; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; released June, '62; app. Corp.; wd. 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; disch. disab. June 7, '64. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
BARKER, THOMAS E. Co. B; b. Canterbury; age 22; res. Bamstead; enl. May 13, '61 ; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; paroled June 2, '62; 

disch. July 2, '62, as a paroled prisoner. Subsequent service Capt., Lt. Col. and Col. 12 

N. H. P. O. ad. Maiden, Mass. 
BARKER, TILESTON A. Co. A; b. Westmoreland; age 54; res. Westmoreland; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; served as Capt. in state 

service from April 25, '61, to June 4, '6i, when app.^and must, in as Capt. Co. A, 2 N. H. 

v.; disch. Aug. 25, '62, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, Lt. Col. 14 N. H. V. 

Died Keene, Dec. 7, '79.. 
BARNARD, LEONARD E. Unassigned; drafted; b. Warner; age 26; res. Warner; drafted 

May 17, '64; mus. in May 17, '64; sent to regt. Oct. 24, '64, from Concord. No further 

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BARNES, GEORGE S. F. and S. ; b. Charlotte, Vt. ; age 33; res. Seabrook ; app. Chaplain 
April 17, '63; resigned April 25, '63. Other service. Chaplain 17 N. H . and 29 U. S. C. T. 
P. O. ad. Bay View, Mich. 
BARNETT, CHARLES H. Co. A; substitute; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Hebron; enl. Dec. 

3, '64; des. Oct. 12, '65, Stafford Court House, Va. 
BARNEY, JOHN. See William Dearth. 

BARRETT, CHARLES A. Co. G; b. Mason, Mass. ; age 25; res. Antrim; enl. May 8, '61, 
for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must in June 5, '61; disch. May 
26, '63. Subsequent service, U. S. Navy. P. O. ad. Greenfield. 
BARROWS, LEVI P. Co. F; b. Dalton; age 18: res. Lancaster; enl. Feb. 25, '62 ; must, in 
Feb. 28, '62; re-enl. Feb. 25, '64; app. Corp. July i, '64; wd. July 15, '64, Petersburg, 
Va. Died wds. July 19, '64, 18 Army Corps Hosp. 
BARRY, JOHN. Co. D; b. NashvUle, Tenn.; age 21; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 
must, in Nov. 28, '63; wd. May 16, '64, Drewry's Bluff, Va. Died wds. May 30, '64, Old 
Point Comfort, Va. 
BARRY, JOHN, 2D. Co. A; substitute; b. Leitrim, Ir.; age 22; cred. Kingston. Transf. 

from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

BARRY, JOHN H. Co. I; b. Plattsburgh, N. Y.; age 26; res. Cornish; enl. April 28, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, *6i; captured 

July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; paroled June 2, '62; disch. July 2, '62, as a paroled prisoner. 

BARTHOLOMEW, ROMINANE. Co. E; b. Italy; age 21; res. Italy; cred. Newmarket; 

enl. Nov. 23, '63; des. Sept. 26, '64, Chickahominy, Va. 
BARTLETT, CHARLES. Co. C; b. Massachusetts; age 21; res. HaverhUl, Mass. ; enl. 

May 20, '61; must, in June 1, '61; des. July 22, '61, near Washington, D. C. 
BARTLETT, GEORGE F. Unassigned; b. Boston, Mass., age 28; cred. Portsmouth; enl. 

Dec. 5, '64; des. Dec. 17, '64, en route to Galloup's Isl., Boston Harbor. 
BARTLETT, JAMES. Co. A; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, '63; sent 
to regt. from Chesapeake General Hospital, Fort Monroe, Va., May 9, '64. No further 
record. 
BARTLETT, JOHN. Co. A; b. Canada; age 25; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, '63; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
BASSETT, CHARLES. Co. B; b. Pittsfield; age 18; res. Pittsfield; enl. Aug. 16, '61; must, 
in Aug. 28, '61; re-enl. Feb. 19, '64; app. Corp. Nov. i, '64; Sergt. Dec. 7, '64; must, 
out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Hampstead. 
BASSETT, SYLVESTER. Co. F; b. Lee, N. Y.; age 19; res. Canterbury; enl. April 23, 
'61, for 3 mos. ; not must in ; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61 ; missing 
Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; supposed killed. 
BASSO, CHARLES. Co. E; b. Italy; age 21; res. Italy; cred. Newmarket ; enl. Nov. 23, 

'63; app. Corp. Dec. i, '64; Sergt. Sept. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BATCHELDER, HIRAM H. Co. F; b. New Hampshire; age 29; res. Laconia; enl. April 
19, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61. 
Died dis. March 11, '63, Concord. 
BATCHELDER, JOHN. Co. C; b. Manchester; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. Sept. 6, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. May 16, '63. 
BATCHELDER, SEWALL D. Co. G; b. Concord; age 18; res. Concord; cred. Ossipee; 

enl. April 14, '63; must, in April 21, '63; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Concord. 
BATCHELDER. See Bachelder. 

BATES, SIDNEY T^ Co. A; b. Essex, Vt.; age 30; res. Pelham; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must out Oct. 9, '63. Served Muse. 5 N. H. and i H. Art. 

BAUER, ALBERT. Co. A; b. New York; age 19; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63; 

must, in Nov. 14, '63; disch. J^ne 29, '65. 
BAUER, CHARLES. Co. B; substitute; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Pittsfield. Transferred 

from 13 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BAXTER, ALBERT F. Co. G; b. Central Falls, R. I.; age 18; res. New Ipswich; enl. May 
6, '6i, for 3 mos. , not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. 
and missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from missing; must, out June 21, '64. 
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BAYLEY. See Bailey. 

BEAN, ANDREW. Co. B; substitute; b. Indiana; age 21; cred. Windham. Transf. from 

13 N. H., June 21, '65; app. Corp. July 18, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BEAN, BENIAH J. Co. G; b. Thornton; age 40; res. Littleton^; enl. Aug. 26, '62; must, in 

Sept. 10, '62; wd. sev. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; disch. wds. Feb. 15, '65, in the Field, 

Va. P. O. ad. Lisbon. 
BEAN, BURNIS R; Co. G; b. Landaff; age 25; res. Lisbon; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 mos. ; 

not must, in ; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61 ; disch. disab. Dec. 31, 

'62, New York city. Died dis. Jan. 10, '63, New York city. 
BEAN, CALEB G. Co. G; b. Sandwich; age 37; cred. Portsmouth; enl. Aug. 29, '62; must. 

in Sept. 3, '62; app. Corp. June 20, '64; disch. May 31, '65. Died July 19, '67, Orford. 
BEAN, DANIEL C. Co. A; b. Berlin; age "24"; res. Wakefield; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. P. O. ad. Berlin. Served i H. Arty. 
BEAN, DARIUS K. Co. F; b. Meredith; age 21; res. Plymouth; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61, app. Corp.; 

wd. sev. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; disch. June 4, '64, Providence, R. I. Subsequent 

service, V. R. C. P. O. ad. Bedford, Mass. 
BEAN, EDWARD D. Co. C; b. HoUis, Me.; age 22; res. Haverhill, Mass.; enl. May 20, 

'61; must, in June I, '61; app. Corp. ; Sergt. May i, '63; re-enl. Jan. 2, "'64; must, in 

Feb. 16, '64; cred. Hooksett; app. i Lt. June 24, '64; Capt. Nov. 2, '64; must out Dec. 

19, '65. P. O. ad. Arlington Heights, Mass. 
BEAN, JOSEPH. Co. H; b. New York; age 22; cred. Lebanon; enl. Nov. 11, '63; wd. June 

3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. Died wds. June 12, '64, Washington, D. C. 
BEAN, RUFUS L. Co. K; b. Gilford; age 29; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 30, *6i, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 8, '61, as Corp. ; app. Sergt. 

Oct., '61; 2 Lt. Co. B, July 3, '63; transf. to Co. G; dismissed May 4, '64. Died April 

22, '94, Weirs. 
BEAN, WILLIAM C. Co. E; b. Montville, Me.; age 23; res. South Newmarket; enl. May 

3, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in June 3, '6i; wd. 

Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. wds. June 6, '63. Died Oct. 11, '66. 
BEARD, SAMUEL J. Co. G; b. Hollis; age 25; res. Mont Vernon; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61; wd. June 25, 

'62, Oak Grove, Va. ; disch. wds. Dec. 9, '62. P. O. ad. Mont Vernon. 
BEARO, FRANCIS. Co. F; b. Canada; age 30; res. Burlington, Vt.; cred. Canaan; enl. 

Nov. 30, '63 ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BEATY, THOMAS. Co. H; b. Nashua; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 11, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in June 5, '61; des. May 5, '63, 
. Concord. 
BEAVER, WILLIS B. Co. B; substitute; b. England; age 34; cred. Weare. Transf. from 

13, N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BECKLEY, JOHN. See John Buckley. 
BEDELL, AUSTIN. Co. F; b. Jefferson; age 18; res. Jefferson ; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must out Oct. 9, '63. Subsequent service 9 N. H. 
BELIVEAU, FRANK A. Band; b. Stoddard; age 23; res. Keene; enl. Sept. 4, '61 ; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61, as 2 Class Muse; must, out Aug. 8, '62, near Harrison's Landing, Va. 

Died April 28, '85, Keene. 
BELKNAP, CHESTER P. Co. A; b. Brattleboro, Vt.; age 23; res. Westmoreland; enl. 

May 22, '61; must, in May 31, '61; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Brattleboro, Vt. 
BELL, ALLEN P. Co. K; b. New Castle, age 37; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 17, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61. Died dis. May 

6, '62, Yorktown, Va. 
BELL, JOHN W. Co. K; b. New Castle; age 24; res. New Castle; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; captured May 

5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; released; disch. May 22, '62. P. O. ad. Haverhill, Mass. 
BELLIC, ALEXANDER. Co. A; b. France; age 28; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 23, '63; 

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BENABOO, MICOUT. Co. C; substitute; b. Coast of Africa; age 31; cred. CarroU; cnl 

Oct. 17, '64; disch. May 28, '65. 
BENDELNAGLE, PHILIP. Co. B; substitute; b. Saxony, Germany ; age 31; cred. Not- 
tingham. Transf. from 13 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BENERESSCHEIA, JOP C! Co. A; b. Germany; age 24; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 19, 

'63 ; wd. July 3, '64, Petersburg, Va. ; des. Oct. 9, '64, New York city. 
BENJAMIN, ABRAM. Co. E; substitute; b. Canada; age 35; cred. Bath; enl. Sept. 27, 

'64; disch. June 17, '65. 
BENNECHER, CHARLES. See Jop C. Beneresscheia. 
BENNETT, JOHN. Co. A; b. New Jersey; age 21; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, '63; des. 

June 9, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
BENNETT, JOHN H. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 22; res. Exeter; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; transf. to Co. K, 4 

Art. U. S. A., Nov. i, '62; re-enl. Feb. 11, '64; disch. as artificer, Feb. 11, '67, Fort Dela- 
ware, Del. P. O. ad. Exeter. 
BENNETT, PATRICK. Unassigned; substitute; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Lyme; enl. Dec. 

6, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
BENNETT, WILLIAM S. Co. G; b. Bath, Me.; age 41; cred. Manchester; enl. Dec. i, '63; 

disch. June 6, '65. 
BENWAY, JOSEPH. Co. F; b. Compton, Can.; age 19; res. Guildhall, Vt.; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61 ; transf. to 

Co. K, 4 Art. U. S. A., Nov. 5, '62; disch. May 27, '64, North Anna River, Va. 
BERH AM, ALFRED W. Co. C; b. Vermont; age 32; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; wd. July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; app. Sergt. Aug. 13, '61; 

transf. to 38 Co., 2 Batt'l Invalid Corps, Aug. 15, '63; disch. May 31, '64. 
BERNARD, PETER. Co. D; b. France; age 34; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must, in 

Nov. 28, '63. Died disease Sept. 27, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
BERRY, GEORGE. Co. H; b. Strafford; age 42; res. Somersworth; enl. Aug. 9, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; app. Corp. Jan. i, '64; Sergt. July i, 

'64; disch. June 9, '65. Died Somefsworth, Nov. 4, '94. 
BERRY, SAMUEL. Unassigned; b. Barrington; age 25; cred. Durham; enl. Aug. 15, '64; 

disch. disability existing prior to enlistment, June 12, '65. P. O. ad. Epping. 
BERRY, WALTER. Co. A; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Andover; enl. Nov. 17, '63; des. Jan. 

13, '64; apprehended May 7, '64. No further record. 
BERTRAND, EMILE. Co. A; substitute; b. Canada; age 37; cred. Stoddard; enl. Sept. 

23, '64; furloughed Feb. 28, '65, from Hospital, Point of Rocks, Va.; no record of return; 

considered a deserter from March 30, '65. 
BESKER, HENRY. Co. D; b. Northumberland, Va.; age 23; (colored under cook). Transf. 

from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BICKFORD, JOSEPH. Co. C; b. Maine; age 22; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 20, '63; reported 

on muster out roll as absent in arrest. No further record. 
BIGGS, WILLIAM. Co. D; b. Somerset! Co., Md.; age 21; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, in Nov. 28, '63. Died disease Nov. 4, '64, David's Island, N. Y. Harbor. 
BIGLIN, NICHOLAS M. Co. I; b. New York; age 22; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '6i, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; transf. to 

Co. B, 2 Cav. U. S. A., Oct. 27, '62; captured Aug. i, '63, Brandy Station, Va. Died 

disease June 24, '64, Andersonville, Ga. 
BIGNALL, THOMAS W. Co. C; b. Acworth; age 21; res. Gilsum; enl. Sept. 5, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; app. Corp. Feb. '63; killed July 2, '63, 

Grettysburg, Pa. Prior service, i N. H. 
BILLINGS, MARK P. Co. B; b. West Wardsborough, Vt. ; age 21; res. Boston, Mass.; 

enl. May 27, '61 ; must, in July 2, '61; captured Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; paroled 

Sept. 4, '62; des. Sept. 15, '62, Annapolis, Md. 
BILLINGS, WARREN. Co.E; b. Canton, Mass.; age 34; res. Somersworth; enL June 16, 

'61; must, in July 10, '61; disch. disab. Aug. i, '61. Subsequent service, 4 N. H. and i 

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BILLS, JOSEPH. Co. G; substitute; b. Manchester, Eng.; age 28. Transf. from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; app. i Sergt. Nov. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BINNEY, WALTER. Co. I; b. New Haven, Conn.; age 23; res. North Hampton ; enl. for 

9 mos. Transf. from 17 N. H. April i6, '63; des. June 25, '63, Exlward's Ferry, Md. 
BLACK, HORACE W. Co. C; b. Danvers, Mass.; age 19; res. Goffstown; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. Dec. 9, '62. Subsequent service, i N. H. H. Art. 
BLACK, ORRIN, Jr. Co. F; b. Swanzey; age 25; res. Swanzey; enl. Sept. 12, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61 ; des. March 13, '63, Concord. 
BLACK, SILAS L. Co. A; b. Nelson; age 22; res. Sullivan; enl. Sept. 6, '61; must, in Sept. 

17, '61. Died dis. Dec. 20, '61, Budd's Ferry, Md. 
BLAISDELL, GEORGE. Co. K; b. Thornton; age 22; res. Manchester; enl. Sept. i6, '6i; 

must, in Sept. 17, *6i; des. Oct. 8, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 
BLAISDELL, LEWIS E. Co. K; b. Berwick, Me.; age 18; enl. May 27, '61; must, in June 

8, '61; missing July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; gained from missing; des. August 10, '61, 

Washington, D. C. 
BLAKE, CHARLES. Co. F; b. Germany; age 22; cred. Pittsfield. Transf. from 12 N. H. 

June 21, '65; disch. Oct. 31, '65. 
BLAKE, CHARLES H. Co. A; b. Keene; age 30; res. Keene; enl. May 22, '61; must, in 

May 31, '61; disch. disab. Nov. 17, '62. Died June 30, '90, National Home, Togus, Me. 
BLAKE, JAMES W. Co. D; b. Haverhill; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. May 10, '61; must. 

in May 25, *6i; disch. Sept. 30, '61. P. O. ad. Brentwood. 
BLAKE, JOHN A. Co. A; b. Keene; age 20; res. Gilsum; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; not 

must, in; re-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, '62; captured June 30, '62, 

White Oak Swamp, Va. ; exchanged; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; disch. 

disab. June 7, '64. P. O. ad. Keene. 
BLAKE, WILLIAM. Co. K; b. Kittery Point, Me.; age 24; res. North Hampton; enl. for 9 

mos. Transf. from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
BLAKELY, ROBERT. Co. F; b. Columbia; age 22; res. Columbia; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. Subsequent service i N. H. H. Art. 

P. O. ad. Colebrook. 
BLODGETT, CALVIN A. Co. A; b. St. Johnsbury, Vt.; age 19: res. Fitzwilliam; enlisted 

April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, 

'61 ; must, out June 21, '64. 
BLODGETT, CHARLES S. Co. A; b. Fitzwilliam; age i8; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. April 30, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not mustered in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31 '61; 

disch. disab. Sept. 6, '62. Subsequent service, 16 N. H. P. O. ad., Kimball, So. Dak. 
BLUM, FALSH. Co. D; b. Sweden; age 20; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must. in Nov. 

28, '63; wd. severely June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. wounds Jan. i, '65. 
BLY, ELBRIDGE G. Co. K; b. Epping; age 18; res. Epping; enl. Aug. 27, '6i; must, in 

Aug. 28, '61; re-cnl. Jan. i, '64; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. Dec. i, '64; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Haverhill, Mass. 
BLYE, VAN BUREN G. Co. K; b. Epping; age 25; res. Epping; enl. April 18, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; wd. June 25, 

'62, Oak Grove, Va. ; re-cnl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. 

Dec. I, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Haverhill,'Mass. 
BODWELL, GEORGE. Co. B; b. Concord; age"22; res. Concord; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; deserted May 25, '63, Concord; returned August 11, '63; 

must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
BOGART, DANIEL W. Co. E; b. Harlem, N. Y.; age 18; cred. Sutton. Transferred from 

12 N. H. June 21, '65; disch. Sept. 8, '65. 
BOHONON, DANIEL W. Co. E; b. Bristol; age 22; 'res. Grafton; appointed Captain June 

20, '65, (transfer from 12 N. H.) ; must, in July 4, '65; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. 
BOLIO, EDWARD. Co. G; b. Walpole; age i6; ered. Peterborough; enl. Aug. 5, '62; must. 

in Sept. 15, '62; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. Died wounds June 16, '64, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
BOLIO, JOSEPH. Co. G; b. Montreal, Can.; age 28; res. Peterborough; enl. April 29, '61, 



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for 3 yrs. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 24, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61; must, out 

June 21, '64. 
BOLSTER, ALMON. Band; b. Jaffrey; age 34; res. Kcenc; enl. July 22, '61 ; mustered in 

Aug. 7. '61, as Leader; reduced to i Class Muse. Aug. 31, '6x; to 3 Class Muse. Dec. 

31, '61 ; disch., services not needed, Jan. 20, '62, Camp Beaufort, Md. P. O. ad. Keene. 
BOND, FRANK H. Co. C; substitute; b. York, Me.; age 18; cred. Portsmouth. Transf. 

from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BONNER, JOHN. Co. G; b. Scotland; age 30; res. Milford; enl. April 25, '6i, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, 61; must, out June 21, '64. 

P. O. ad. Nat. Mil. Home, Togus, Me. 
BONNER, WILLIAM H. Co. H; b. Upper Derby, Pa. ; age 18; enl. March 17, '62; must. 

in April 30, '62 ; des. in face of the enemy June 2j '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; gained from des. 

Aug. 7, '64; disch. April 29, '65. 
BOODROW, BATTEES. Co. E; b. New York; age 18; cred. Loudon. Transf. from 12 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BOODROW, FRANK. Co. F; b. Champlain, N. Y.; age 18; cred. Sharon; enl. Nov. 30,-63. 

Died disease Oct. 8, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. 
BOODY, JOHN. Co. B; b. Strafford; age 25; res. Deerfield; enl. May 25, '61; must, in May 

27, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 19, '61. 
BOORN, AMASA W. Co. D; b. Richmond; age 23; res. Richmond; enl. Aug. 30, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '6z; missing Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; gained from missing; disch. 

disab. April 14, '63. Other service i N. H. and V. R. C. 
BOOTH, FREDERICK. Co. A; b. Italy; age 20: cred. Milford; enl. Nov. 19, '63; des. 

Dec. 17, '63, Point Lookout, Md.; apprehended Dec. '63; des. March 25, '64, Pt. Look- 
out, Md. 
BOTTIE, JOSEPH. Co. K; b. Italy; age 22; cred. Keene; enl. Dec. 4, '63; des. April 11, 

'64, Yorktown, Va. ; gained from des. April 15, '64; wounded May 26, '64, in attempting 

to escape from Military Prison; des. Aug 10, '64, from McDougall Genl. Hosp., Fort 

Schuyler, N. Y. 
BOUCHARD, ANTOINE. Unassigned; substitute; b. Canada; age 25; cred. Sunapcc; enL 

Sept. 22, '64; disch. without pay and allowances July 21, '65. 
BOUCHE, PIERRE. Co. F; b. Canada; age 36; res. Canada; cred. Rochester; enl. Nov. 

25, '63; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Princeton, Mass. 
BOUTELL, EQUALITY W. Co. B; b. Hopkinton; age 25; res. Hopkinton; enl. Aug. 9, 

'62. Died, disease, March 16, '63, Hopkinton. 
BOUTELLE, FRANK M. Co. I; b. Newport, R. I.; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; disch. 

disab. May 29, '63. Subsequent service 1 Sergt. National Guards, N. H. Vol. Inft. P. 

O. ad. Cromanton, Fla. 
BOWDEN, THOMAS. Co. D; b. Nova Scotia; age 22; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. April 9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
BO WEN, ALFRED R. Co. A; b. Richmond; age 20; res. Richmond; enl. April 25, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; app. Corp. 

Dec. I, '63; must, out June 21, '64. Died St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 14, '92. 
BO WEN, FREDERICK A. Band; b. Richmond; age 26; res. Keene; enl. July 22, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '6z, as 2 Class Muse; must, out Aug. 8, '62, near Harrison's Landing, 

Va. P. O. ad. Keene. 
BOWERS, CHARLES W. Co. B; b. Bristol; age 23; res. Franklin; enl. Aug. 9, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; disch. April 11, '64, to re-enl. Subsequent service, Hosp. Steward U.S. 

A. P. O. ad. Nadck, Mass. 
BOWMAN, HENRY. Co. H; b. Hennike; age 19; res. Henniker; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June 5, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; des. Oct. 12, '62, Fairiax Seminary, Va. 
BOWMAN, HENRY A. Co. G; b. Littleton; age 22; res. Littleton; enl. May 3, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va. ; disch. wds. Nov. i, '61. Died Jan. 23, '92, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
BOYD, JOSEPH D. Co. I; b. Pittsburg, Pa.; age 31; cred. Strafford; enl. Dec. 2, '63; entered 



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officer's Genl. Hosp., Fort Monroe, Va., June 9, '64; transf. from Hosp. June 21, '64. 

No further record. 
BOYDEN, GEORGE W. Co. B; b. Industry, Me.; age 28; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Sergt.; app. i Lt. Nov. 8, '61; resigned May 20, '62. Subsequent 

service, 9 N. H. Died Oct. 28, '89, East Dallas, Texas. 
BO YER, WILLIAM. Co. B; b. Ohio; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 25, '63; des. April 

13, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
BOYLE, FRED R. Co. B; substitute; b. Germany; age 32; cred. Pittsfield Transf. from 

13 N. H. June 21, '65; des. June 21, '6S. 
BOYLE, HUGH. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 18; enl. May 24, '61; must, in June 8, '6i ; des. 

July 24, '6i, Washington, D. C. 
BOYSE, JOHN. Unassigned; substitute; b. Kingston, Can.; age 22; cred. Nashua; enl. 

Dec. 2. '64; des. Jan. x8, '65, Rainsford Isl., Boston Harbor, Mass. 
BRACKETT, CLARENCE A. Co. E; b. Nashua; age 21; res. Antrim; enl. April 19, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61, as Muse.; 

transf. to Co. C July 20, '61 , des. July 25, '62. Subsequent service, 17 Vt. P. O. ad. 

North Branch. 
BRACKETT, LONVILLE W. Co. F; b. Waterford, Me.; age 22; res. Milan; enl. May 3, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 5 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61, as 

Sergt.; missing July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. Supposed killed. 
BRACY, ANDREW G. Co. H; b. Somersworth; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '6z, as 

Sergt.; app i Sergt. Aug. 1, '61; 2 Lt. Aug. i, '62; wounded Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; 

app. I Lt. Juue 18, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Nashua. 
BRADY, MICHAEL. Co. H; b. New Jersey; age 21; res. Newark, N. J.; cred. Bath; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63; wd. May 8, '64, Petersburg, Va. ; des. July 17, '64, from De Camp Genl. 

Hosp., David's Isl., N. Y. Harbor. 
BRAGG, CHARLES H. Co. G; b. Wilton; age 22; res. Wilton; enl. April 30, '6i, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; app. Corp. 

March i, '64; must, out June 21, '64. Died June 22, '78, Gardner, Mass. 
BREED, FRANK T. Co. B; b. Unity; age 21; res. Unity; enl. Aug. 24, '61; must, in Aug. 

28, '61; transf. to Co. H Sept. 21, '61; des. May 26, '63; apprehended June i, '63; re-enl. 

Jan. I, '64; cred. Portsmouth; app. Corp. July i, '64; reduced to ranks May i,'65; disch. 

disab. May 27, '65. Died July 27, '65, Unity. 
BREESE, JOHN H. Co. E; b. New York City; age 23; res. Northwood; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; wd. July i, 
'62, Glendale, Va. ; died wounds July 2, '62. 
BREMER, JOHN. Co. C; b. Germany; age 22; cred. Concord; enlisted Nov. 21, '63. Died 

dis. March 25, 65, Washington, D. C. 
BRENNON, JOHN W. Co. D; b. Boston, Mass.; age 18; res. Candia; enl. May 22, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; des. Aug. 9, '61, Washington, D. C. 
BRESNEHAN, JAMES. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 21; res. Wolfeborough; enl. May 28, '61; 

must, in June 4, '61; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Wolfeborough. 
BREWSTER, CHARLES. Co. C; b. Philadelphia, Pa. ; age 23; cred. Plainfield; enl. Nov. 

i9> '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
BRIDE, JOHN W. Co. E; b. Stratham; age 19; res. Stratham; enl. May 2, *6i, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; app. Corp. July i, '63; must, out 

June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Durham. 
BRIDGE, STARY W. Co. I; b. Keene, age 21; res. Gilsum; enl. Sept. 5, '61; must, in Sept. 

17, '61 ; disch. Sept. 14, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. 
BRITTON, JAMES, Co. K; b. Candia; age 18; res. Durham. Transf. from 17 N. H. April 

16, '63 ; must, out Oct. 9, '63^. 
BRITTON, JOHN L. Co. A; b. Chesterfield; age " a^"\ res. Surrey; enl. Aug. 18, '61; 

must, in as Muse. ; app. Prin. Muse. Oct. xo, '61; disch. disab. June 13, '62, Williams- 
burg, Va. . Subsequent service, V. R. C. P. O. ad. Springfield, Mass. 
BROAD, WILLIAM. Co. I; b. Plymouth, Eng.; agd 21; cred. Chester; enl. Dec. 2, '63; 

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BROCK, ORRIN. Co. E; b. Barastead; age i8; res. Pittsficld; cni. April 20, '61, foi 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in June 3, '61, as Corp.; resigned war- 
rant Aug. 8, '61; re-enl. Jan. 1, '64; cred. Somersworth; disch. disab. Feb. 17, '65, in the 

Field. Died Dec. 3, '94, Pittsfield. 
BROCKWAY, JOHN R. Co. K; b. Hinsdale; age 18; res. Hinsdale; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; disch. disab. 

July I, .'61. Subsequent service, 18 N. H. and U. S. Navy. Died Oct. 8, '71, Hinsdale. 
BRODERICK, JOHN J. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 27; cred. Ossipee; enl. Oct. 14, 

'64: app. Corp. Jan. i, '65; deserted July 21, '65, Manchester, Va. 
BROOKS, DANIEL S. Co. A; b. Fitzwilliam; age 19; res. FitzwiUiam; enl. April 30, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; captured 

July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. Died disease Oct. 19, '61, Richmond, Va. . 
BROOKS, JAMES E. Co. F; b. Townsend, Mass.; age 19; res. Temple. Trans, from 17 N. 

H. April 16, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; disch. Sept. 10, '63. Died June 22, '74. 
BROOKS, JOHN. Co. A; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Nashua; enl.| Dec. 2, '64; 

des. May 15, '65, Spring Hill, Va. 
BROOKS, WOODBURY. Co. E; b. Hooksett; age 18; res. Pembroke; enl. April 22, '61, for 

3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 3, *6i ; des. Dec. 16, 

'62, Fredericksburg, Va. 
BROVN, JHON, 2D. Co. A; b. Norway; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 23, '63; des. July 

4, '64, from De Camp. Gen. Hosp., David's Isl., N. Y. Harbor. 
BROWN, CHARLES. Co. B; substitute; b. Canada; age 23; cred. Holdemess; enl. Dec. 

8, '64; entered Point of Rocks Hosp., Va., Jan. 5, '65; sent to regiment March 27, '65. 

No further record. 
BROWN, CHARLES. Co. D; substitute; b. Hesse, Ger.; age 26; cred. Chester. Transf. 

from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Paterson, N, J. 
BROWN, CHARLES. Co. H; b. Jersey City, N. J. ; age 21; res. Jersey City, N. J. ; cred. 

Alstead; enl. Dec. 2, '63; des. April 10, '64, Yorktown, Va.; apprehended; joined Co. 

July II, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BROWN, CHARLES W. Co. B; b. Henniker; age 18; cred. Henniker. Transf. from 13 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BROWN, CHARLES W. Co. C; b. Maine; age 22; res. Manchester; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; des. Aug. 21, '62, Alexandria, Va. 
BROWN, DAVID. Co. C; b. Sharon, N. Y. ; age 20; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63: 

wd. May 16, '64, Drewry's Bluff, Va. ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BROWN, FRANK R. Co. A; substitute; b. Liverpool, Eng.; age 21; cred. Dover; enl. 

Nov. 14, '64; des. May 15, '65, Spring Hill, Va. 
BROWN, GEORGE. Co. C; b. Salem, Mass.; age 30; cred. Newmarket; enl. Nov. 20, '63. 

Died dis. Sept. 23, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. 
BROWN, GEORGE. .Co. E; b.Troy, N. Y.; age 22; res. Troy, N. Y.; cred. Hampton; enl. 

Nov. 23, '63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. Died wds. June 26, '64, Philadelphia, Pa. 
BROWN, GEORGE. Co. F; b. Springfield, Mass.; age 20; res. Springfield, Mass.; cred. 

Langdon; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. Feb. 2, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
BROWN, GEORGE L. Co. E; b. Chester; age 23; res. Chester; enl. May 24, '61; must, in 

June 3, '61; missing Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; gained from missing; app. Corp. Jan. 

I, '63; must, out June 21, '64. Died April 27, '79, Chester. 
BROWN, HENRY. Co. I; b. Orient, N. Y.; age 25; cred. Stratham; enl. Nov. 3, '63; app. 

Corp. May i, '65; must. out. Dec. 19, '65. 
BROWN, HENRY F. Co. E; b. Dedham, Mass. ; age 23; res. Stratham; enl. Sept. 4, '62; 

must, in Sept. 5, '62. Died disease March 8, '63, Boston, Mass. 
BROWN, JAMES. Co. A; b. England; age 27; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 20, '63; des. Jan. 13, 

'64, Kinsale Landing, Va. 
BROWN, JAMES. Co. C; b. North Carolina; age 26; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63; 

des. April 24, '64, Williamsburg, Va. 
BROWN, JAMES. Co. C; substitute; b. Lisbon, Portugal; age 30; cred. Dover. Transf. 

from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 



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BROWN. JEROME H. Co. F; b. Dalton; age 18; res. Lancaster; enl. Feb. 25, '62. Died 

disease June 19, '62, White House, Va. 
BROWN, JOHN. Co. A; b. England; age 21: cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 16, '63; transf. 

to U. S. Navy Aprif 28, '64. 
BROWN, JOHN. Co. C; substitute; b. Queenstown, Ir.; age 37; cred. Milton; enl. Oct. i2> 

'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BROWN, JOHN. Co. D; b. Germany; age 22; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63; transf. 

to U. S. Navy April 30. '64. 
BROWN, JORN. Co. F; b. France; age 22; res. New York City; cred. Langdon; enl. Nov. 

30, '63; des. July 7, '64, from Ward Gen. Hosp., Newark, N. J. 
BROWN, JOHN. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 19; res. Goffstown; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; wd. June 25, 

'62, Oak Grove, Va. Died wds. June 26, '62, Fair Oaks, Va. 
BROWN, JOHN, 1ST. Co. A; substitute; b. Londoii, Eng.; age 30; cred. Rye; enl. Oct. 7, 

'64; des. April 9, '65, Spring Hill, Va. 
BROWN, JOHN, 3D. Co. A; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 23, '63; des. Apr. 

II, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
BROWN, JOHN H. Unassigned; b. Scotland; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 23, '63. No 

further record. 
BROWN, JOHN L. T. Co. B; b. Newbury, Vt.; age 33; res. Concord; enl. May 28, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; disch. wds. Aug. 12, '62, Har- 
rison's Landing, Va. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
BROWN, PETER. Co. K; b. Germany; age 20; res. New York City ; cred. Landaff; enl. 

I^- 3> '63; entered Base Hosp., Point of Rocks, Va., Jan. 28, '65. No further record. 
BROWN, ROBERT. Co. F; b. Wolfeborough ; age 29; res. Ossipee; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; disch. disab. 

Feb. 9, '63. Subsequent service, V. R. C. P. O. ad. Milton. 
BROWN, WILBER F. Co. B; b. Epsom; age 18; res. Epsom; enl. May 20, '61; must, in 

June I, '61; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died Aug. 26, '64, Anderson ville, Ga. 
BROWN, WILLIAM. Co. A; substitute; b. Scotland; age 34; cred. Antrim; enl. Dec. 3, 

'64; des. April 9, '65, Spring Hill, Va. 
BROWN, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. Germany; age 26; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
BROWN. WILLIAM. Co. G; b. New York City; age 25; cred. Manchester; enl. Dec. i^ 

'63 ; des. Feb. 12, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
BROWN. SeeBrovn. 
BRUNKE, HENRI. Co. F; b. Germany; age 22; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 30, '63; wd. 

June 5, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BRYANT, JOHN T. Co. A; b. Jaffrey; age 19; res. Swanzey; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '6i; must, out June 21, 

'64. Died Dec. 10, '95, Fitzwilliam. 
BUCHANAN, JAMES. Co. K; b. Prince Edward's Island, age "31"; res. Chester; enl. 

May 21, '61; must, in June 8, '61 ; disch. disab. June 9, '62, Budd's Ferry, Md. Subse- 
quent service, ii N. H. P. O. ad. Chester. 
BUCHANAN, ROBERT. Co. C; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Merrimack; enl. Nov. 20, '63; 

des. Dec. 7, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
BUCK, CHARLES. Co. F; b. Cabot, Vt.; age ai; res. Lancaster; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va.; disch. wds. Jan. 21, '62, Doncaster, Md. 
BUCK, SIMEON C. Co. G; b. Bradford; age 24; res. Antrim; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-cnl. May 20, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; des. Nov. 29, '62, 

Dumfries, Va. 
BUCKLEY, DENNIS. Co. C; substitute; b. Cork, Ir.; age 28; cred. Portsmouth. Transf. 
from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Nat. Mil. Home, Dayton, 

Ohio. 
BUCKLEY, JOHN. Unassigned; age 21; cred. Ossipee; enl. March 21, '63. No further 
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BUCKMINSTER, ARTHUR E. Co. I; b. Woburn, Mass.; age 15: res. Manchester; enl. 

Jan. 17, '62; must, in Feb. 28, '62; re-enl. Feb. 19, '64; app. Prin. Muse. July i, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BULLA, JAMES. Co. K; b. Grant County, Ind. ; age 24; cred. Pittsfield. Transf. from 12 

N. H. June 21, '65; des. Sept. 30, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
BULLEN, GEORGE. Co. B; b. Ireland; age 24; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, '63; app. 

Hosp. Steward July i, '64; disch. disab. Feb. 17, '65, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
BUMPKIN, EDWARD. See William H. Dunbar. 
BUNDS, JOHN. Co. F; b. North Adams, Mass.; age 18; cred. Sharon; enl. Nor. 30, '63; 

des. Jan. 25, '64, Point Lookont, Md. 
BUNTIN, JOHN B. Co. H; b. KUmamock, Scot.; age 21; res. Meriden; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; des. Aug. 

29, '62, Bull Run, Va. 
BUNTON, SYLVANUS. F. andS.; b. Allenstown; age 50; res. Manchester; app. 2 Asst. 

Surg. July 29, '62; must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service. Surgeon 7 N. H. Died 

Aug. 13, '84, Mont Vernon. 
BURBANK, CALVIN M. Co. B; b. Boscawen; age 28; res. Boscawen; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. May i, '62; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettyslmtg, Pa.; 

wd. May 16, '64, Drewry's Bluff, Va.; disch. to date June 21, '64. Died April 13, '66, 

Manchester. 
BURBANK, DANIEL E. Co. A; b. Fitzwilliam; age 19; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. April 30, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; wd. and 

captured May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; released May 17, '62; disch. May 22, '62. P. O. 

ad. Worcester, Mass. 
BURBANK, JOHN. Unassigned; b. Canada; age 26; cred. Dublin; enl. Nov. 23, '63; re- 
ceived at Draft Rendezvous, Concord. No further record. 
BURCHAM, JOSEPH. Co. H; b. Colchester, Conn.; age 44; «s. Westmoreland; enl. Sept. 

II, *6i; must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. Sept. 20, '62. Subsequent service, 14 N. H. 

P. O. ad. Westmoreland. 
BURGIN, WALTER S. Co. C; b. Vermont; age 98; res. Rye; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. from 

17 N. H. April 16, '63; disch. disab. June 10, '63. P. O. ad. Washington, Vt. 
BURGIS, JOHN. Co. A; substitute; b. France; age 30; cred. Campton; enl. Dec. 2, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
BURKE, HENRY. Co. H; b. St. John, N. B.; age 22; res. Boston, Mass.; enl. May 27, 

*6i ; must, in June 5, '61 ; captured June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va. ; paroled Sept. 

13, '62; transf. to Co. K, 4 Art. U. S. A., Nov. 5, '62; wd. May 3, '63, Chancellorsville, 

Va.; disch. expiration of term (under a misapprehension of facts). May 5, '64, Fort 

Washington, Md. P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
BURKE, THOMAS. Co. A; b. Ireland; age 18; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 24, '63; des. April 

II, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
BURKE, WILLIAM. Co. A; substitute; b. France; age 26; cred. Stoddard; enl. Dec. 3, 

'64; disch. Oct. 6, '65, Concord. 
BURLEY, JOSIAH. Co. C; b. Dover; age 19; res. Dover; enl. June 11, '61; wounded and 

captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled Oct. 5, '61; joined Co. Oct. 19, '61; disch. 

wds. Nov. 8, '61, Hilltop, Md. Subsequent service, 2 Mass. Cav. and U. S. Navy. P. O. 

ad. Gonic. 
BURNETT, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. England; age 20; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 21, '63; tr. 

to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
BURNHAM, CHARLES A. Co. C; b. Pembroke; age 25; res. Haverhill, Mass.; enl. Nov. 

I, '61; must, in Nov. 5, '6i; disch. to accept promotion Nov. 18, '62. Subsequent service, 

Asst. Surg. 3 N. H. P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
BURNHAM, CYRUS E. Co. F; b. Littleton; age 24; res. Littleton; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17, N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. Served in Band 3 N. H., and in x N. 

H.H. Art. P. O. ad. Littleton. 
BURNHAM, MOSES. Co. D; b. Great Falls; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. May 23, '6x 

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BURNHAM, SAMUEL O. Co. C; b. New Jersey; age 27; res. Pembroke; enl. May 9, '61; 

app. and must, in as 2 Lt. June 4, '61; wd. severely May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; app. 

Capt. Co. K Aug. 25, '62; disch. to date June 17, '63. Subsequent service, i Lt. V. R. C. 
BURNS, EDWIN. Co. A; b. Ireland; age 27; cred. Bedford; enl. Nov. 18, '63; des. Jan. 13, 

'64, Kinsale Landing, Va. 
BURNS, GEORGE. Co. B; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Kingston; enl. Oct. 6, '64, 

for I year; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. 
BURNS, HARRY. Co. A; substitute; b. France; age 20; cred. Durham; enl. Dec. 5, '64; 

des. May 22, '65, Manchester, Va. 
BURNS, JAMES G. Co. I; b. Derby, Vt.; age 20; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; captured June 

30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va.; paroled Oct. 24, '62; disch. disab. Nov. 5, '62. Subse- 
quent service, 2 Lt. National Guards, N. H. Vol. Inft., and i Lt. i N. H. H. Art. P. O. 

ad. Narragansett Pier, R. I. 
BURNS, MICHAEL. Co. I; b. Dublin, Ir.; age 24; res. Manchester; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; des. July 30, 

'61, Washington, D. C. 
BURNS, PETER. Co. D; b. England; age 18; cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 27, '63; des. Dec. 

2, '64. 
BURNS, THOMAS. Co. A; b. New Brunswick; age 21; cred. Merrimack; enl. Nov. 23, '63; 

transferred to U. S. Navy April 29, '64. 
BURPEE, MERRICK M. Co. D; b. Sterling, Mass.; age 33; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 2, 

'61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; des.; returned Aug. lo, '63; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Ports- 
mouth; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Winchester. 
BURRILL, JOHN H. Co. A; b. Abbott, Me.; age 19; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. April 25, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; must, out 

June 21, '64; re-enl. for i year, Feb. i, '65; cred. Troy; assigned to Co. C ; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad., Hawley, Minn. 
BURSTRUM, CHARLES. Co. C; b. Sweden; age 26; cred. Amherst; enl. Nov. 14, '63; 

des. April 13, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
BURT, GEORGE. Co. F; b. Quebec, Can.; age 22; res. Lancaster; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. severely 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; disch. wds. July 6, '64. P. O. ad. Lancaster. 
BURTON, HENRY. Co. F; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 30, '63; wd. 

severely Aug. 20, '64, Petersburg, Va.; transf. to Co. G, 19 V. R. C, May 19, '65; disch. 

Nov. 16, '65, Buffalo, N. Y. 
BUSH, FRANK. Co. H; b. New Hampshire; age 21; cred. Enfield; enl. Nov. 11, '63; transf. 

to Co. F, March 11, '64; des. June i, '64, Bermuda Hundred, Va. 
BUSH, JAMES M. Co. C; b. Norwich, Vt.; age 38; res. Norwich, Vt.; enl. [May 9, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; killed May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. 
BUSH, ORIN. Co. C; b. Vermont; age 25; cred. Andover; enl. Nov. 20, '63; disch. disab. 

March 24, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
BUTLER, JOB. Co. A; b. England; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 18, '63; des. Dec. 26, 

'63, Point Lookout, Md.; apprehended and assigned to Co. K; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CADY, GEORGE L. Co. I; b. Washington, N. Y.; age 29; cred. Newmarket; enl. Dec. 2, 

'63; des. Feb. 21, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
CALEF, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. Franklin; age 33; res. Manchester; enl. May 27, '61 ; must. 

in June i, '61; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died disease March 29, '64, Rich- 
mond, Va. 
CALIF, WILLIAM W. Co. A; b. Marlborough; age 18; res. Keene; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; disch. disab. 

Jan. 27, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. P. O. ad. So. Fitchburg, Mass. 
CALIFF, JONATHAN. Co. A; age 44; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must. 

in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, *6i; wd. accidentally by a sentinel. 

Died wds. August 14, '61, Washington, D. C. 

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CALKINS, LORENZO. Co. D; b. Swanzey; age 20; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 2, '61 r 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; missing Aug. 39, '62, Bull Run, Va.; gained from misdng; des. 

May 35, '63, Concord; reported voluntarily at Concord; sent to regt. June 15, '63; disch. 

Sept. 15, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. P. O. ad. Westport. 
CALKINS, WILLIAM. Co. D; b. Winchester; age 23; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 2, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61, des. May 25, '63, Concord; apprehended Aug. 4, '63; disch. Oct. 

14, '64, Concord. P. O. ad. Westport. 
CALLAGHAN, CORNELIUS J. Co. A; substitute; b. Cork, Ir.; age 23. Transferred from 

10 N. H.; des. while under arrest, Oct. 9, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
CALLEY, JOHN S. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 25; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61,. 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 7, '61. Died dis- 
ease April X5, '63, North Chelmsford, Mass. 
CAME, VIRGIL M. Co. H; b. North Berwick, Maine; age 19; res. Somersworth; enl. April 

39, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 29, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; 

disch. disab. March 24, '63, Concord. 
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER. Co. A; b. Scotland; age 21. Transf. from 10 N. H. June;2i,. 

'65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CAMPBELL, ANDREW J. Co. A; b. Bedford; age 25. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CAMPBELL, GEORGE. Co. B; b. New York: age 19; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 35, '63; 

des. to the enemy Nov. 8, '64, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
CAMPBELL, JOHN. Co. B; b. Ireland; age 31; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, '63;:must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
CAMPBELL, THOMAS. Co. G ; b. New York ; age 25; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 18, '63; 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
CANNEY, JAMES M. Co. E; b. Strafford; age 19; res. Northwood; enl. April 23, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; des. August 27,. 

'62, Warrenton Junction, Va. 
CANNEY, JOHN C. Co. A; b. Newburyport, Mass.; age 35; res. Portsmouth; enl. for 9 

mos. Transferred from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must out Oct. 9, '63. 
CAPRON, J. FOSTER. Co. A; b. Kcene; age 34; res. Troy; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; disch. disab. Oct. 22,, 

'61, Washington, D. C. Died Feb. 3, '92, Troy. 
CAPURE, JOHN B. Co. K; b. Italy; age 20; res. Italy; cred. Keene; enl. Dec. 4, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CAREY, HENRY F. Co. C; b. Vermont; age 30; res. Manchester; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June i, '6i; disch. disab. July 29, '61, Washington, D". C. 
CARL, CHARLES. Co. C; substitute; b. Havana, Cuba; age 25. Transf. from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; app. Corp. July i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CARLIN, PATRICK. Co. D; substitute; b. Limerick, Ir. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21,. 

'65; disch. to date Sept. 25, '65. P. O. ad. Nat. Military Home, Kansas. 
CARLTON, FAY. Co. B; b. New Hampshire; age 20; res. Colebrook. Transf. from 13 N. 

H. June 31, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
CARLTON, THEODORE F. Co. H; b. England; age 26; res. Montreal, Can.; cred. Hoi- 

demess; enl. Dec. 2, '63; des. April 9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
CARLTON, WILLIAM E. Co. B; b. Troy, N. Y.; age 18; res. Laconia; enl. May 27, '61: 

must, in July 3, '61 ; wd. severely July 3, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; disch. wds. Nov. ao, '63, 

Newark, N.J. ; re-enl. Aug. 3, '64; cred. Gilford; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. Died 

March 27, '80, Lake Village. 
CARLTON, Wi;,TON H. Co. E; b. Plaistow; age i&; res. Plaistow; enl. May 25, '61; must.. 

in June 3, '6i; disch. by civil authority June 15, '61. Subsequent service, Co. I, 3 Mass 

H.Art. 
CARNES. SeeKeams. 
CARPENTER, EBENEZER. Co. F; b. Littleton; age 31; res. Littleton; enl. Feb. 35, '62; 

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CARR, BRACKETT L. Co. F; b. Meredith; age 27; res. Laconia; enl. Feb. 23, '62; must. 

in Feb. 28, '62; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; wd. July 2, '63, and died of wds. July 

28, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
CARR, HENRY. Co. K; b. Sullivan Co., N. Y.; age 22. Transf. from; 12 N. H. July 21, 

'65; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Sing Sing, N. Y. 
CARR, JAMES R. Co. I; b. Hooksett; age 20; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; disch. disab. 

June 13, '62. Subsequent service, 1 Lt. National Guards, N. H. Vol. Inft., and i Lt. Co. 

C, I N. H. H. Art. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
CARR, JAMES W. Co. C; b. Poplin (now Fremont) ; age 36; res. Manchester; app. June 4, 

'61, and must, in to date June i, '61, as Capt. ; app. Major Oct. 23, '62; Lt. Col. April 18, 

'63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. Died July 5, '75, Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 
CARR, JOHN H., Jr. Co. G; substitute; b. Fremont; age 18. Transf. from 13 N. H. June 

21, '65; disch. Dec. 4, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. P. O. ad. Brentwood. 
CARR, SAMUEL L. Co. B; b. Derry; age 17; res. Concord; enl. May 27, '61; must, in 

June I, '61. disch. disab. March 15, '62, Doncaster, Md. Subsequent service, i8 N. H. 

Died Aug. 12, '81. 
CARR, (THOMAS T. Co. B; b. Hopkinton; agee22; res. Hopkinton; enl. Sept. 16, '61; 

must, in Sept. 20, '61 ; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; 

app. Sergt. July i, '64; disch. Sept. 16, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. Died Oct. 31, '91, 

Houston, Tex. 
CARROLL, JOHN, alias John Carson. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Cornish; 

enl. Dec. 6, '64. Died disease April 7, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. 
CARROLL, PHILIP S. Co. H ; b. Lowell, Mass. ; age *• 23 *'; res. Keene; enl. Sept. 3, '61 ; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61 ; disch. disab. May 16, '63, Concord. Died June 5, '74, Nat. Home, 

Togus, Me. 
CARSON, JACOB W. Co. G; b^New Boston; age ii; res. New Boston; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61; re-enl. 

Jan. I, '64; cred. Portsmouth; app. Sergt. July x,*64. Died disease Aug. 5, '64, Broadway 

Landing, Va. 
CARSON, JOHN. Sec John Carroll. 
CARTER, CHARLES. Co. G; b. Canada; age 30; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. i6, '63; transf. 

to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
CARTER, GEORGE T. Co. B; b. Canaan; age 26; res. Concord; enl. May ii, '61 ;• must, in 

June 1, '61; app. Corp. Nov. i, '6i; Sergt. August 1, '62; wounded, severely and cap- 
tured Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; paroled Sept. '62, exchanged; wd. severely July 2, 

'63, Gettysburg, Pa,; app. i Sergt.; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. 2 Lt. Co. I, May 25, '64; 

not must.; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; app. Capt. Co. B, June 24, '64; wd. Aug. 

9, '64, Petersburg, Va.; app. Maj. Nov. i, '65; not must.; must, out as Capt. Dec. 19, 

'65. P. O. ad. Washington, D. C. 
CARTER, JAMES H. Co. A; substitute; b. Boston, Mass.; age 25. Transf. from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GARY. See Carey. 
CASEY, PATRICK. Co. B; b. Canada; age 25; cred. Portsmouth; enl. Dec. 5, '64; des. 

March 14, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
CASEY, RICHARD. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 31; res. Concord; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. from 

17 N. H. April 16, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out Oct. 9, '63. Prior 

service, 7 N. H. P. O. ad. Concord. 
CASSON. See Kasson. 
GATE, WILLIAM H. Co. A; b. Manchester; age 18. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Deerfield. 
C AV AN AUGH, ARTHUR. Co.E; b. Quebec, Can. ; age 25; res. Quebec, Can.; credited 

Rochester; enl. Nov. 25, '63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; app. Corp. April i, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
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CEELEY, CHARLES. Co. B; substitute; b. Maine; age 27; crcd. Lyme; enl. Dec. 3, '64; 

des. July 24, '65, Manchester, Va. 
CHADBOURN, MOSES. Co. D; b. South Berwick, Me.; age 22: res. Dover; enl. April 30, 

'61, for 3 mos. ; not taust. in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June i, '61; des. 

July 7, '62: apprehended Nov. 8, '63; disch. Oct. 20, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
CHAD WICK, GEORGE W. Co. G; b. Berwick, Maine; age 19. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. Died Aug. 27, '67, Tallahassee, Fla. 
CHADWICK, LUTHER W. Co. D; b. Rochester; age 24; res. Dover; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; disch. disab. Aug. 17, '61. P. O. ad. Dover. 
CHAMBERLIN. FRANCIS H. Co. E; b. Halifax, Vt.; age 23; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 

5, '61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. Died wds. May 7, '62, 

on boat en route to Fort Monroe, Va. 
CHAMBERLIN, GEORGE C. Co. H; b. Lynn,. Mass.; age 23; res. Concord; enl. Feb. 13, 

'62; must, in Feb. 28, '62; disch disab. Sept. 20, '62, Philadelphia, Pa. Died Sept. —, 

'85, Chicago, 111. 
CHAMMA, JULES. Co. A; substitute; b. Macon, France; age 20; cred. Moultonborough; 

enl. Sept. 22, '64; disch. Dec. 19, '65, Boston, Mass. 
CHANDLER, DAVID S. Co. B; b. Colebrook; age 37; res. Colebrook. Transf. from 13 N. 

H., June 21, '65; disch. July 27, '65, Warsaw Court House, Va. Died Feb. 18, '88, Man- 
chester. 
CHANDLER, JAMES O. Co. I; b. Pittsfield ; age 24 ; res. New Ipswich; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; app. Corp.; 

disch. disab. May 28, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, Capt. National Guards, N. H. 

Vol. Inft., and Capt. Co. C, i N. H. H. Art. P. O. ad. Narragansett Pier, R. I. 
CHANDLER, JOHN. Co. F; b. Campton; age 22; res. Campton; enl. April 19, '61, foi 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61, as Corp.; wd. 

severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. wds. May 15, '63. P. O. ad. Plymouth. 
CHANDLER, SELDEN S. Co. H; b. Enfield; age 38; res? Claremont; enl. April 20, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs; must, in June 5, '61, as Corp.; transf. 

to Co. K, 4 Art. U. S. A., Nov. i, '62; des. July 10, '64, Petersburg, Va.; apprehended; 

shot for des. Sept. 2, '64. 
CHAPMAN, JOSEPH E. Co. B; b. Newmarket; age 28; 'res. Newmarket; enl. May 9, '61; 

must, in June I, *6i; wd. severely and captured, Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; paroled 

Sept. 2, '62; disch. wds. Dec. 6, '62. Died Nov. 29, '68. 
CHAPMAN, JOSEPH H. Co. B; b. Newmarket; age 20; res. Newmarket. Transf. from 13 

N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CHARON, JOSEPH. Co. C; substitute; b. England; age 22; cred. Alexandria; enl. Dec. 7, 

'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CHASE, ALGERNON F. Co. B; b. Montpelier, Vt.; age 21; res. Somersworth; enl: Aug. 8, 

'62; must, in Aug. 12, '62. Died, sunstroke, Aug. 27, '62, Bristoe Station, Va. 
CHASE, ALONZO. Co. H; b. Hopkinton; age 26; res. Hopkinton; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; disch. disability 

April 27, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Warner. 
CHASE, BENJAMIN F. Co. C; b. Loudon; age 28; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

in June i, '61, as Sergt.; reduced to ranks; killed July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
CHASE, CHARLES H. Co. E; b. Stratham; age 19; res. Stratham; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; wd. and capt. 

July 31, '61, Bull Run, Va. Died Sept. i, *6i, Richmond, Va. 
CHASE, CHARLES M. Co. H; b. Somersworth; age 20; res. Somersworth; enl. August 8, 

'62; must, in Aug. 12, '62; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; May 8, '64, near Petersburg, 

Va.; disch. June 11, '64, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, Capt. 108 U. S. C. T. 
CHASE, GEORGE L. Co. H; b. Groton, Vt.; age 24; res. Henniker; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61 ; must, out June 

21, '64. Died June 13, '65, Henniker. 
CHASE, GEORGE S. Co. F; b. Franconia; age 23; res. Laconia; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. July 21, '61, Bull 

Run, Va.; disch. wds. Sept. 5, '61, Concord. Died July 10, '94, Laconia. 



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CHASE, JAMES H. Co. K; b. Exeter; age 23; res. Loudon; enl. May 27, '61; must, in June 

8, *6i; transf. to Co. K, 4 Art. U. S. A., Nov. 5, '62; re-enl. Feb. 11, '64; app. Corp. Dec. 

5, '66; disch. Feb. 11, '67, Ft. Delaware, Del. P. O. ad. Somerville, Mass. 

CHASE, JOHN. Co. C; b. Chester; age 31; res. Auburn; enl. May 20. '61; must, in June i, 

'6i; app. Corp. Feb., '63; wd. and missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Supposed killed. 

CHASE, JOHN H. Co. C; b. Portsmouth; age 23; res. Deerfield; enl. Aug. 5, '61 ; disch, 

Feb. 4, '62, by order G. C. M. 
CHASE, JOHN HOWARD. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 19; res. Stratham; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 
mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 3, '61. Died, disease, July 13, '62, 
near Harrison's Landing, Va. 
CHASE, SAMUEL H. Co. B; b. Exeter, Me.; age 28; res. Concord; enl. May 24, '61; must, 
in June i, '6i; disch. disab. July 19,' '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent scrviee, Co. F, 
13 V. R. C. 
CHAUNCEY, GEORGE H. Co. F; b. Lunenburg, Vt. ; age 18; res. Lunenburg, Vt. ; enl. 
May 27, '61; must, in June 4, '61; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; app. Corp. July 
1, '64; Sergt. Sept. i, '64; reduced to ranks April 12, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CHEEVER, GEORGE N. Co. B; b. Hardwick, Vt.; age 21; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61; 
must, in June i, '6x; app. Corp. Oct. i, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; app. 
Sergt. May 1, '63; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; reduced to ranks July i, '^4; 
app. Sergt. Sept. 17, '64; paroled Nov. 18, '64; disch. Jan. 17, '65, Concord. P. O. ad. 
Franklin Falls. 
CHESLEY, JOSEPH M. Co. E; b. Durham; age 19; res. Pittsfield; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; killed July 2, 
'63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
CHICKERING, EDWIN. Co. B; b. Pembroke; age 23; res. Pembroke; enl. Aug. 8, '62; 
must in Aug. 12, '62; disch. disab. May 16, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
CHICKERING, FRANK. Co. B; b. Milford; age 20; res. Hollis; enl. Aug. 18, '62; must, 
in Aug. 21, '62; wd. June 3, '64. Cold Harbor, Va. ; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. Dec. 6, 
'64; disch. June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. P. O. ad. Grand Rapids, Mich. 
CHIPMAN, THOMAS J. Co. I: b. Newburyport, Mass.; age 44; res. Greenland; enl. for 9 

mos. Transf. from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; disch. disab. May 29, '63, Concord. 
CHRISTENSON, ANDREW. Go. G; b. Norway; age 20; cred. Manchester; enl. Dec. i, 

'63; disch. Jnne 5, '65, Concord. 
CHRISTIAN, HANS. Co. F; b. Norway; age 26; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. April 

9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
CHURCH, FREEMAN L. Co. E; b. Vershire, Vt.; age 22; res. Holdemess; enl. April 22, 
'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; disch. 
disab. Aug. 5, '61, Washington, D. C. 
CILLEY, GEORGE W. Co. I; b. Wilmot; age 27; enl. May 9, '6i; must, in June 7, '61 ; 

app. Corp. Jan. 1, '64; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Orange. 
CILLEY. SeeCeeley. 
CIRSE, JOHN. Co. K; b. Italy; age 2r; res. Italy; cred. Keene; enl. Dec. 4, '63; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. 
CLAIRE, HENRY. Co. C; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Goshen; enl. Dec. 7, '64; 

des. Nov. 18, '65, Warsaw Court House, Va. 
CLARK, CHARLES H. Co. I; b. Salisbury, Vt.; age 22; cred. Stratham; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 

app. Corp. July i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CLARK, DAVID. Co. F; b. New Hampshire; age 23; res. Laconia; enl. April 19, '61, for 3 
mos ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61, as Corp.; app. 
Sergt. Oct. I, *6i; des. Oct. 4, '62. 
CLARK, DAVID J. Co. F; b. Gloucester, Mass.; age 27; res. New Durharii; enl. May 11, 

'61; must, in June 4, '61; app. Sergt.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. New Durham. 
CLARK, EDWARD. Co. B; b. Maryland; age 20; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 25, '63; fur- 
loughed from De Camp Gen. Hosp., David'§ Isl., N. Y. Harbor, from June 5, '64, to July 
16, '64. No further record. 
CLARK, EDWARD. Co. C; b. New York; age 18; res. Pembroke; enl. May 10, '61; must. 



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in June i, '6i; app. Corp. Jan. i, '63; Sergt. July 2, '63; rc-enl. Jan. i, '64; crcd. Hook- 
sett; app. Sergt. Maj. July i, '64; i Lt. Co. H, Nov. 3, '64; Capt. Co. A, July 11, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. Died Feb. 2, '87, Centralia, 111. 
CLARK, FRANK. Co. I; b. Suncook; age 18; res. Grantham; enl. forgmos. Transferred 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
CLARK, FRANK. Co. I; b. Boston, Mass.; age 20; cred. Newmarket; cnl. Dec. 2, '63; wd. 

June 30, '64, Petersburg, Va. ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Vancouver, Wash. 
CLARK, GEORGE W. Co. A; b. Troy; age 22; cred. Troy; enl. April 17, '63; must, in 

April 18, '63; disch. disab. Sept. 22, '63, Frederick City, Md. Died Jan. i, '64, Troy. 
CLARK, HARRY. Co. G; b. New York; age 22; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 17, '63; deserted 

Dec. I, '63 Point Lookout, Md. 
CLARK, JAMES. Co. D; b. England; age 21; cred. Merrimack; enl. Nov. 20, '63; app. 

Corp. July I, '64; Sergt. May i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CLARK, JAMES W. Co. H; b. Sangerville, Me. ; age 22; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, 

'61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in ; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61, as Corp. ; 

app. Sergt. June i, '62; disch. Aug. 26, '62, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, 

I Lt. Co. E, 18 Me. Inf. (became i Me. H. Art.); wd. June 18, '64, Petersburg, Va.; 

died wds. July 24, '64, David's Isl., N. Y. 
CLARK, JOHN. Co. H; b. New York; age 24; res. Lansingburg, N. Y.; cred. Landaff; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63; app. Corp, Jan. i, '65; Sergt. Oct. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CLARK, JOHN. Co. B; substitute; b. Ireland; age 19; cred. Goffstown; enl. Dec. 3, '64; 

des. March 25, '65, White House, Va. 
CLARK, JOHN. Co. C; b. Canada; age 27; cred. Epsom; enl. Nov. 27, '63; des. Sept. 3, 

'65, Tappahannock, Va. 
CLARK, JOHN. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 29; cred. Seabrook; enl. Oct. 12, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CLARK, JOSEPH, a/mj William Marks. Co. B; b. Illinois; age 23; cred. Concord; enl. 

Nov. 24, '63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. Died wds. June 9, '64, White House 

Landing, Va. 
CLARK, MILTON W. Co. A; b. Keene; age 41; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Sergt.; disch. disab. 

May 31, '63, Concord. Died Nov. 23, '88, Rochdale, Mass. 
CLARK, RICHARD. Unassigned; substitute; ib. Canada; age 22; cred. Hampton; enl. 

Dec. 5, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass, 
CLARK, RICHARD. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 29; cred. Pittsfield. Transf. from 12 N. H., 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CLARK, THEODORE S. Co. B; b. Boston, Mass. ; age 24; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 27, '61; 

must, in Aug. 28, '61 ; disch. disab. Jan. 28, '63, Alexandria, Va. 
CLARK, WILLIAM. Co. D; b. New York; age 22; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63 ; 

des. July 9, '64, near Petersburg, Va. 
CLAY, BRADLEY. Co. D; age 18; enl. May 10, '61 ; must, in June i, '61. Died, disease, 

Oct. 6, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 
CLAY, GEORGE H. Co. B; b. Hooksctt; age 23; res. Concord; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; captured July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va. : paroled June 2, '62 ; disch. as a paroled prisoner July 15, '62. Subsequent 

service, U. S. Navy and 13 V. R. C. 
CLAY, GEORGE W. Co. I; b. New Hampshire ; age 23; res. Candia; enl. April 22, '61, for 

3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 7, '61. Died, disease, 

April 2, '64, Candia. 
CLAYTON, WILLIAM H. Co. C; substitute; b. Brooklyn, N. Y.; age 21; res. Portsmouth. 

Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; app. Sergt. Nov. i, '63; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. 

O. ad. Amesbury, Mass. 
CLEARY, CORNELIUS. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 35; res. Keene; cnl. Aug. 27, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61; wd. sev. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died wds. Aug. i, '63, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
CLEMENSON, JOSEPH C. Co. C; b. Pennsylvania; age 35; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 13, 

'63; disch. disability May 15, '65, Point Lookout, Md. 



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CLEMENT, ABNER H. Co. C; b. Rollinsford; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. May 11/61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; des. as a Priv. Nov. 29, '62, Wolf Run Ford, Va, 
CLEMENT, CHARLES C. Co. C: b. Rollinsford; age 18; res. Rollinsford; enl. May 21, 

'61; must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. July 10, '61, near Washington, D. C. Subsequent 

service, Sergt. Co. K, 3 N. H. P. O. ad. Fitchburg, Mass. 
■CLEMENT, FREEMAN P. Co. B; b. Moultonborough ; age 20; res. Moultonborough ; enl. 

May 9, '61; must, in June i, *6i; disch. disab. July 31, '62. P. O. ad. Moultonborough. 
•CLEMENT, JOHN. S. Co. F; b. Moultonborough; age 21; res. Moultonborough; enl. April 

29, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '6t; des. 

May 25, '63, Concord. 
CLEMENT, ORIN B. Co. B; b. Sandwich; age 21; res. Concord; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June i, '61. Died Dee. 3, '62, Philadelphia, Pa. 
CLEMENT, WYMAN R. Co. H; b. Woodstock, Vt.; age 22; res. Claremont; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61. Died, 

disease, Aug. i, '61, Washington, D. C. 
CLEMENTS, GEORGE F. Co. C; b. Rollinsford; age 36; res. Somersworth; enl. Aug. 9, 

'62; must, in Aug. 12, '62; wd. Aug. '29, 62, Bull Run, Va. ; killed July 2, '63, Gettys- 
burg, Pa. 
CLIFFORD, WILLIAM. Co. B ; b. Warren ; age 21 ; res. Warren; enl. May 22, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Nashua; app. Hosp. Steward Feb. 17, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Lowell, Mass. 
CLIFTON, HENRY F. Co. C; b. Meredith; age "20"; res. Manchester; enl. Aug. 6, '61; 

must, in Aug. 24, '61; disch. Aug. 24, '64, near Petersburg, Va. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
CLINTON, CHARLES. Unassigned; substitute; b. England; age 20; cred. Hillsborough; 

enl. Dec. 3, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
CLOUGH, SAMUEL H. Co. F; b. Lyman; age 40; res. Stratford; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61. Died dis. Aug. 

27, '62, Staten Isl., N. Y. 
CLOUTMAN, JAMES A. Co. F; b. New Durham; age 22; res. Farmington; enl. May 27, 

'61 ; des. July 3, '61, Washington, D. C. 
COBB, FRED W. Co. A; b. Barton, Vt.; age 23; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in May 31, '61, as i Sergt.; app. 2 Lt. 

Sept. I, '61; I Lt. July i, '62; resigned Aug. 31, '62. Died April 22, '89, Barton, Vt. 
COBURN, GEORGE C. Co. G; b. Warner; age 22; res. Littleton; enl. May 7, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. July 2, '63, 

Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. Subsequem service, i N. H. Cav. Died June 

10, '91, Lisbon. 
COFFIN, WILLIAM D. Co. G; b. Concord; age 25; res. Milford; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; killed Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va. 
COFFIN, WILLIAM H. Co. H; b. Wolfeborough ; age 20; res. Somersworth; enl. Aprils, 

'61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61; disch. 

disab. Jan. 27, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. 
COFFRAN, JOHN D. Co. E; b. Epsom; age 18; res. Epsom; enl. Aug. 21, '62; must, in 

Aug. 25, '62; des. May 25, '63, Concord; returned by authorities July 17, '63; des. Nov. 

10, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
COFRAN, KENDALL W. Co. B; b. Weld, Me.; age 18; res. Seabrook; enl. for 9 mos. 

Transf. from 17 N. H.April 16, '63; to Co. H, May 31, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, 

Pa. Died wds.July 30, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. 
COGSWELL, WARRFN. Co. K; b. Haverhill, Mass.; age 39; res. Portsmouth; enl. for 9 

mos. Transf. from 17 N. H. April 16, '63 ; missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; gained 

from missing; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
COHEN, WILLIAM. Co. B; b. England; age 20; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 24, '63; des. 

July 8, '64, Newark, N. J. ; gained from des. ; des. May 22, '65. 
COLBATH, LEVI W. Co. E; b. Greenland; age 21; res. Stratham; enl. May 4, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; captured July 

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COLBATH, NERIAH S. Co. F; b. Farmington; age 26; res. Alton; cnl. May 4, '61, for 5 

mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 17, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. Aug. 2x^y 

'62, Bull Run, Va. ; must, out June 21, '64. Died March 9, '93, Dover. 
COLBURN, DAVID W. Co. C; b. New Boston; age 21; res. Goffstown; enl. May 9, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; app. Sergt. Jan. i, '63; i Sergt. May i, '63; killed July 2^ 

'63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
COLBURN, GEORGE W. Co. B; age 23; res. Windham. Transf. from 13, N. H. June 21,. 

'65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Nashua. 
COLBY, ABIEL W. Co. B; b. Bow; age 28; res. Concord; enl. May 16, '61; app. 2 Lt. June 

4, '61; must, in to date June X, '61, as 2 Lt.; app. i Lt. July i, '61; Capt. Nov. i, '61.. 

Died dis. May 13, '62, Yorktown, Va. 
COLBY, HARVEY M. Co. C; b. New London; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. May 13, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; des. Oct. 14, '61, Bladensburg, Md. ; apprehended about 2 yrs. after 

desertion; des. June 8, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; apprehended; pardoned for desertion by 

S. O. 283, W. D., A. G. O., dated Aug. 27, '64, on condition that he re-enlist for 3 years,. 

and serve out term unless honorably discharged. No further record. P. O. ad. Clare- 

mont. 
COLBY, MOSES J. Co. D; b. Concord; age 30; res. Dover; enl. May 11, '61; must, in June 

I, '61, as Corp.; disch. disab. July 30, '61. Died Oct. 26, '80, Haverhill, Mass. 
COLCORD, CHARLES E. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 24; res. Exeter; enl. May i, '61, for 3. 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 25, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, *6i; disch disab.. 

Au5. 2, '63, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Lawrence, Mass. 
COLCORD, WILLIAM H. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 28; res. Exeter; enl. May i, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61, as Corp.; app. Sergt. Dec. i,. 

'61; I Sergt. Aug. i, '62; 2 Lt. May 18, '63; i Lt. Co. K July 2, '63; wd. severely Junes,. 

'64, Cold Harbor, Va.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Exeter. 
COLE, JOHN. Co. B; b. Nova Scotia; age 22; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 25, '63; des. May 

22, '65, Point Lookout, Md. 
COLE, JOHN H. Co. C; b. Lowell, Mass.; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

injunei, '61; app. Corp.; must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Sergt. Co. D,, 

18 N. H. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
COLE, MICAJAH S. Co. C; b. Canaan; age 20; res. Manchester; enl. Aug. 3, '61; must, in 

Aug. 14, '61. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
COLE, URIAH W. Co. H; b. Somersworth ; age 42; res. Dover; enl. Feb. 14, '62; must, ia 

Feb. 28, '62 ; killed May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. 
COLEMAN, GEORGE H. Co. K. See Sellick Slawson. 
COLEMAN, JOHN. Co. A; b. England; age 31; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, '63; des. 

April II, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
COLLARD, SAMUEL. Co. D; b. Newburg, N. Y. ; age 21; cred. Bedford; enl. Nov. 27^ 

'63; must, in Nov. 28, '63; transf. to Co. F, 20 V. R. C, April 26, .'65; disch. Sept. 25,. 

'65, Philadelphia, Pa. 
COLLIGAN, MICHAEL. Co. B; b. Ireland; age 26; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 25, "63; 

must, in Nov. 25, '63 ; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; des. Nov. 9, '64, from Ward 

Gen. Hosp., Newark, N. J. 
COLLINS, EDWARD W., Jr. Co. I; b. Croydon; age 22; res. Cornish; enl. April 27, '6i^ 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in June 7, '61; disch. disab. 

Aug. 16, '61, Washington, D. C. Died Dec. 2, '95, Cornish. 
COLLINS, JAMES. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 39. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; disch. 

July 22, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. 
COLLINS, PROCTOR. Co. H; b. Bradford; age 32; res. Hopkinton; enl. May 7, '61, for 3. 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; must, out June 

21, '61. 
COLLINS, THOMAS. Co. I; b. Antwerp, Holland; age 23; cred. Newmarket; enl. Dec. 2,. 

'63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
COLLISTER, CHARLES O. Co. G; b. Marlborough; age 23; res. Peterborough; enl. April 

26, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; 

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CONCKLIN, CHARLES. Co. B; b. New York; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 25, '63; 

dcs. Jan. 28, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
CONLEY, EDWARD. Co. K; b. England; age 25. Transferred from 12 N. H. June 21,. 

'6s ; disch. to date Sept. 27, '65. P. O. ad. Fort Buford, N. D. 
CONLON, PATRICK. Co. C; b. Manchester; age 14; musician. Transferred from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CONNELL, ANDREW M. Co. C; b. Montreal, Can.; age 22; res. Manchester; enl. May 9,. 

'61; must, in June i, '61 ; must out June 21, '64. Died Aug. 20, '71, Cambridge, Mass. 
CONNELL, JOHN W. Co. G; substitute; b. Boston, Mass.; age 22; res. Hudson. Transf. 

from 13 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Hudson. 
CONNELLY. See Connolly, Conolly and Kennelly. 
CONNER, JOSEPH B. Co. I; b. Sanbornton; age 34; res. Pembroke; enl. April 24, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; disch. disab. 
Jan. 21, '62, Doncaster, Md. 

CONNER, WILLIAM H. Co. H ; b. Ossipee ; age 19; res. Somersworth; enl. April 26, '61,. 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.: must, in June 5, '61; captured 

July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. Died July 31, '61, Centerville, Va. 
CONNER. See Connor. 
CONNOLLY, EDWARD. Co. D; substitute; b. Canada; age 22; cred. Concord. Transf. 

from ID N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec 19, '65. P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
CONNOLLY. See Conolly. 
CONNOR, JOHN, Co. A; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 23, '63; des.May 2,. 

'65, Boston, Mass. 
CONNOR, JOHN. Co. G; substitute; b. Galway, Ir.; age 22. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CONNOR. See Conner. 
CONNORS, JOHN. Co. B; substitute; b. Galway, Jr. ; age 41. Transf. from 13 N. H. June 

21, '65; app. Corp. July i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CONOLLY, TIMOTHY. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 24; cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. Jan. 5, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
CONOLLY. See Connolly. 
CONVERSE, GRANVILLE S. Co. I; b. Gilsum; age 18; ris. Keene; enl. April 28, '61, for y 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; must, out June 

2x, '64. P. O. ad. Leominster, Mass. 
CONVERSE, LEVI N. Co. A; b. Marlborough; age 31; res. Marlborough; enl. April 25,. 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as 

Sergt.; app. i Sergt. Sept. i, '61; 2 Lt. July i, '62; i Lt. Aug. 31, '62; wd. severely July 

2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. Capt. July 2, '63; disch. June 21, '64; re-app. Capt. June 

24, '64; must, in July 5, '64; app. Maj. May 18, '65; Lt. Col. Nov. i, '65; not mustered; 
- must, out as Maj. Dec. 19, '65. Died Oct. — , '70, Louisville, Ky. 
CONVERSE, NATHAN P. Co. B; b. Wobum, Mass.; age 22-, res. Concord; enl. Aug. 6,. 

'62; must, in Aug. 12, '62; disch. June 6, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. 
CONWAY, JOSEPH. Co. H; b. New York; age 18; res. Boston, Mass.; cred. Alstead; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63. Died Jan. 27, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
COOK, HERBERT E. Co. D; b. Winchester; age 19; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 11, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Milton; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
COOK, JAMES A. Non-com'd Staff ; b. Cornish; age 47; res. Claremoni; enl. June 18, '61 ; 

must, in July 2, '61, as Com. Sergt.; app. Q. M. June 9, '62; disch. to accept promotion,. 

to date Aug. 12, '63. Subsequent service, Capt., Commissary Subsistence. Died May 13,. 

'66, Claremont. 
COOK, JOHN. Unassigned; substitute; b. England; age 24; cred. Goshen; enl. Dec. 6, '64 ; 

des. Dec. 10, '64, en route to Galloup's Isl., Boston Harbor, Mass. 
COOK, MARK F. Co. F; b. Milton; age 21; res. Farmington; enl. May 16, '61; must, in 

June 4, '61; missing Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; gained from missing; transf. to Co. K,. 

4 Art. U. S. A., Nov, 1, '62; des. July 12, '63. Died March 20, '76, Wolfeborough. 
COOK, WILLIAM. Co. A; substitute; b. Greenwich, Eng.; age 28. Transf. from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 



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COOLEDGE, WILLIAM P. Band; b. Hillsborough; age 23; res. Peterborough; enl. July 

32, '61; must, in Aug. 7, '61, as 2 Class Muse; must, out as i Class Muse. Aug. 8, '62, 

near Harrison's Landmg, Va. 
COOLIDGE, GEORGE. Co. A; b. Troy; age 28; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '6r, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, '61; disch disab. 

Aug. 19, '61, Washington, D. C. Died Jan. 8, '80/Akron, Ohio. 
COOLIGAN, ABEL W. Co. E; b. Canada; age 29; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 2, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61; wd. July i, '62, Malvern Hill, Va.; deserted; apprehended July 2, '63; 

disch. Sept. 13, '64, Bermuda Hundred, Va. P. O. ad. Winchester. 
COOPER, CHARLES S. Co. B; b. Barre, Mass. ; age 20; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Sergt.; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled May 11, 

'62 ; disch. as a paroled prisoner. May 20, '62. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. F, 16 N. 

H., and Adjt. 75 U. S. C. T. 
COOPER, HENRY T. Co. D; b. Pittsfield, Mass. ; age 21: cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 27, 

'63; must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. July 7, '64, White House, Va. 
COOPER, JOHN D., Jr. Co. B; b. Mendon, Mass.; age 33; res. Concord; enl. May 13, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; app. Sergt. Sept. i, '61; i Sergt. Nov., '61; 2 Lt. July 11, 

'62; I Lt. Co. H, Aug. I, '62; wd. severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; app. Adjt. June 

18, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. Maj. June 21, '64; Lt. Col. March i, '65. 

Died Oct. 30, '65, Baltimore, Md. 
COPELAND, DAVID B. Co. G; b. Massachusetts; age 23; cred. Deering; enl. Nov. 16, 

'63; wd. severely June 3, '64, Coldl Harbor, Va.; disch. wds. May 31, '65, Manchester. 

P.O. ad. Wobum, Mass. 
CORBET, ANDREW. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 26; res. Mason; enl. May 9, '61; must, in 

June s, '61; des. May 5, '63, Concord. 
CORBETT, MICHAEL. Co. B; substitute; b. Ireland; age 20. Transf. from 13, N. H., 

June 21, '65; app. Corp. July i, '65; reduced to ranks Nov. 17, '65; must, out Dec. 19, 

•6s. 
CORCORAN, MICHAEL. Co. G; b. Ireland; age 24; cred. Manchester; enl. Dec. i, '63; 

wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; app. Corp. Sept. i, '64; reduced to ranks April 6, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
COREY, AMOS L. Co. D; b. Fitzwilliam; age 24; res. Marlborough; enl. Sept. 9, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; disch. disab. Feb. 2, '63, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. P. O. ad. Swanzey. 
CORLISS, CHARLES F. Co. F; b. Meredith; age 19; res. Meredith, enl. April 22, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61. Died disease 

July 27, '61, Washington, D. C. 
CORLISS, JOSEPH G. Co. F; b. Meredith; age 18; res. Meredith; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos,; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61 ; wd. Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va. Died dis. March 4, '63, Concord. 
CORLISS, LEONARD B. Co. I; b. Vermont; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in Juile 7, '61; transf. to 

2 Cav. U. S. A., Oct. 27, '62; disch. April 5, '65, Camp Parole, Annapolis, Md. 
CORNELL, WILLIAM. Co. F; b. Long Island, N. Y.; age 18; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, 

'63. Died dis. Oct. 24, '64, White Hall, Pa. 
CORNER. See Komer. 
CORSER, HAMILTON P. Co. B; b. Boscawen; age 22; res. Webster; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 19, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, 

Corp. Co. H, 14 N. H. Died Oct. 8, '81, Webster. 
CORSON, MONROE J. Co. D; b. Milton; age 22; res. Milton; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. April 22, 

'62. Died Jan. 27, '64, Milton. 
COSGROVE, BERNARD. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Seabrook; enl. Oct. 

15, '64; disch. May 29, '65, Camp Lee, Va. 
COSTELLO, JOHN. Co. E; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must. 

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COTTON, BENJAMIN F. Co. C; substitute; b. Canada; age 20, crcd. Orange; enl. Oct. 4, 

'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Auburn, Me. 
COTTON, JOHN F. Co. B; b. Nojthwood; age 21; res. Northwood; enl. May 25, '61; must. 

in June i, '61 ; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Northwood. 
COUGHLER, THOMAS. Co. B; b. England; age 27; cred. Plainfield; enl. Nov. 23, '63; 

des. Feb. 21, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
COUNTY, DENNIS. Co. I; b. Lowell, Mass.; age 21; res. Canaan; enl. May 18, '61; must. 

in June 7, '61; disch. disab. Jan. i, '63, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, i N. H. 

Light Battery. P. O. ad. Rumney Depot. 
COUNTY, GEORGE B. Co. B; b. Boston, Mass.; age 24: res. Canaan; enl. May 27, '61 ; 

must, in June i, '61; transf. to 57 Co., 2 Batt'l, Invalid Corps, Sept. 9, '63; disch. May 

26, '64, Philadelphia, Pa. P. O. ad. Philadelphia, Pa. 
COURSER. SeeCorser. 
CO WEE, JOEL, Jr. Band; b. Gardner, Mass. ; age 35; res. Gardner, Mass.; enl. July 22, 

*6i; must, in Aug. 7, '61, as 3 Class Muse; disch. Nov. 19, '61. P. O. ad. Gardner, Mass. 
COWEE, WEBSTER. Band; b. Gardner, Mass.; age 29; res. Gardner, Mass.; enl. July 22, 

'61; must, in Aug. 7, '61, as 2 Class Muse; must, out as i Class Muse. Aug. 8, '62, near 

Harrison's Landing, Va. P. O. ad. Gardner, Mass. 
COX, LEMUEL M. Co. C; b. Holdemess; age 22; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

in June i, '61, as Corp. ; must, out as Priv. June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Cedarvale, Kan. 
COYLE, GEORGE. Co. B; b. Ireland; age 34; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, '63; app. 

Corp. July I, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
COYLE, THOMAS C. Co.D; b. Boston, Mass.; age 24; enl. May 10, '61; must, in June i, 

'61; disch. disab. May 11, '63, Fort Constitution, New Castle. Died Jan. 31, '92, Gardi- 
ner, Me. 
CRAFTS, HOMER M. Co. I; b. Holyoke, Mass.; age 24; res. Claremont; enl. April 23, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61, as i Sergt. ; 

disch. disab. May 28, '62. Died Aug. 13, '72, Northampton, Mass. 
CRAFTS, WELCOME A. Co. F; b. Milan; age 26; res. Milan; enl. April 26, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61, as i Sergt. ; disch. Oct. 

12, '61, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, Capt., Maj., Lt. Col., Col. 5 N. H., 

2 Lt., Capt. 17 Inft., U. S. A., and Bvt. Col. U. S. A. Died — , '90, Galveston, Tex. 
CRAGUE, JOHN M. Co.D; substitute; b. Manchester; age 25. Transf. from 10 N. H., 

June 21, '65; reported on muster out roll dated Dec. 19, '65, as absent sick. No further 

record. 
CRAIG, ALLEN A. Co. A; b. Canada; age 41; cred. Keene; enl. Aug. 16, '62; must, in 

Aug. 25, '62; disch. disab. May 30, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, 14 N. H. Died 

Aug. 15, '74, Keene. 
CRAIG, GEORGE W. ■ Co. C; b. Meredith; age 27; res. Manchester; enl. May 10, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; must, out June 21, '64. 
CRAM.ALBRAD. Co. C; b. Meredith; age 25; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. |from 17 N. H., 

April 16, '63 ; disch. disab. June 10, '63, Concord. 
CRAM, HENRY O. Co. G; b. Meredith; age 21; res. Carroll; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Muse; transf. to Co. 

E, May i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. 
CRAM, SHEPHERD B. Co. F; b. Lancaster; age i8; res. Dalton. Transf. from 17 N. H., 

April 16, '63. Died dis. Aug. 2, '63, Washington, D. C. 
CRAWFORD, LUMAN J. Co. E; b. Burlington, Vt.; age 26; res. German Flats, N.Y.; 

cred. Greenland; enl. Nov. 23, '63; des. Dec. 26, '63. 
CRAWFORD, THOMAS. Co. F; b. Bridgewater; age 37 ; res. Colebrook ; enl. Jan. 30, '62; 

must, in Feb. 28, '62; disch. disab. Aug. 17, '62, Baltimore, Md. 
CHRISTJ AN, MARTEN. Co.D; b. Sweden; age 20; cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, in Nov. 28, '63 ; des. April 10, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
CRONIN, JEREMIAH. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 30; cred. Hart's Location ; enl. 

Oct. 20, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
CRONIN, TIMOTHY. Co. B; substitute; b. Cork, Ir. ; age 21. Transf. from 13 N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Nat. Military Home, Kansas. 



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CROOKER, GEORGE E. Co. A; b. Bow; age 28. Transferred from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; 

disch. Dec. 26, '65, Concord. Prior service, 7 N. H. 
CROSBY, JOHN. Co. C; b. New Brunswick; age 30; cred. Goffstown: enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
CROSS, EZRA. Co. D; b. " Boston, Mass."; age 19; res. Rochester; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; must, out June 

21, '64. Subsequent service, i N. H. Cav. P. O. ad. Butteville, Ore. 
CROSS, JAMES M. Co. D; b. Rochester; age 19; res. Dover; enl. Aug. 5, '62 ; must, in 

Aug. 12, '62; disch. disab. April 14, '63, Fort Constitution, New Castle. 
CROSSLEY, JOHN R. Unassigned; substitute; b. England; age 32; cred. Hebron; enl. 

Dec. 6, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, en route toGalloup's Isl., Boston Harbor, Mass. 
CROTO, NELSON. Co. G; b. Canada; age 18. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
CROWLEY, PETER. Co.B; substitute; b. New York; age 19; cred. Hopkinton; enl. Dec. 

3, '64; des. March 14, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
CROWLEY, TIMOTHY. Co. G; b. New Brunswick; age 18; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 16, 

'63; wd. May 16, '64, Drewry's Bluff, Va.; disch. wds. June 2, '65, Concord. P. O. ad. 

Boston, Mass. 
CROWLEY, JAMES. Unassigned; substitute; b. England; age 24; cred. Landaff; enl. Dec. 

3, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
CRUDEN, GEORGE. Co. D; b. Scotland; age 19; cred. Nashua ; enl. Nov. 27, '63 ; must. 

in Nov. 28, '63. Died dis. Feb. 22, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
CRYSTAL, SAMUEL. Co. D; b. Philadelphia, Pa. ; age 23; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, 

'63; mus). in Nov. 28, '63; des. Dec. 29, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
CULLIVER, ANDREW. Co. I; b. Sweden; age 20; cred. Newmarket; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
CUMMINGS, GEORGE. Co. B; b. Leeds, Can.; age 18. Transf. from 17 N. H. April 16, 

'63; to Co. H, May 31, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. Subsequent service, 9 N. H. P. O. 

ad. Lancaster. 
CUMMINGS, THADDEUS. Co. A; b. Fitzwilliam; age 19; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. April 25, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; disch. 

disab. Sept. 12, '62, Alexandria, Va. P. O. ad. Fitchburg, Mass. 
CUNNINGFORD, ANDREW. Co. D; substitute; b. Carlow, Ir. ; age 27. Transf. from 10 

N. H. June 21, '65; des. from hospital. 
CUNNINGHAM, JAMES. Co. F; b. Canada; age 23; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Minerva, N. Y. 
CURLEY, JAMES. Co. K; b. England; age 25; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; disch. 

disab. Aug. 27, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
CURRIER, ANDREW J. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 27; res. Exeter; enl. May 3, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; wd. July 2, '63, Gettys- 
burg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Exeter. 
CURRIER, GEORGE. Co. G; b. Wilton; age 19; res. Peterborough; enl. May 28, '61; 

must, in June 5, '61; disch. disab. Jan. 24, '62, Camp Beaufort, Md. 
CURRIER, GEORGE D. Co. H; b. Meredith; age 24; res. Thetford, Vt. ; enl. May 6, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in: re-enl. May 13, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; discharged 

disab. Aug. 6, '61, Washington, D. C. 
CURRIER, JAMES H. Co. D; b. Lowell, Mass.; age 19; res. Strafford; enl. for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. Aug. i, 

'61, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Epping. 
GUSHING, JOHN. Co. C; b. Manchester; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. Aug. 16, '61; must. 

in Aug. 24, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; re-enl. and must, in Jan. i, '64; cred. 

Portsmouth; app.Corp. Jan. i, '65; Sergt. Mar. 19, '65; des. Sept. 7, '65, Tappahannock, 

Va. P. O. ad. Soldiers' Home, Tilton. 
CUTLER, FREDERICK P. Co. H; b. Lexington, Mass.; age 44; res. Troy; enl. Sept. 6, 

'61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. March 26, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. 
CUTLER, HIRAM. Co. B; b. Industry, Me.; age 40; res. Hopkinton; enl. Sept. 7, '61; 



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must, in Sept. 17, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; disch. wds. Nov. 19, '62, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. A, 18 N. H. P. O. ad. Hopkinton. 

DAILEY, JAMES. tJnassigned; substitute; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Bartlett; enl. Oct. 12, 
'64. No further record. ^ 

DAILEY, PETER. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Bedford; enl. Nov. 30, '63; wd. May 16, 
'64, Drewry's Bluff, Va. Died, disease, June 19, '64, David's Isl., N. Y. Harbor. 

DALEY, CHARLES. Unassigned; b. St. George, Me.; age 21; cred. Newmarket; enl. Dec. 
2, '63; des. Dec. 11, '63, Long Isl., Boston Harbor, Mass. 

DALEY, JOHN. Unassigned; substitute; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Goshen; enl. Dec. 6, 
'64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 

DALEY, LOUIS.- Co. I; b. France; age 29; cred. Stratham; enl. Nov. 30, '63; missing Oct. 
27, '64, Fair Oaks, Va. No further record. 

DAME, OLIVER M. Co. F; b. Concord; age 18; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; re-enl. Jan. i, 
'64; app. Com. Sergt. June 24, '64; i Lt. Co. E, May 20, '65; transf. to Co. A; resigned 
Sept. 25, '65. Died March 20, '72, Lancaster Court House, Va. 

DAME, RICHARD. Co. D; b. Nova Scotia; age 23; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 
must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. April 9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 

DAMON, GEORGE B. Co. I; b. Vermont; age 26; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '6i, for 3 
mos.; not must, .in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; -des. Feb. 12, 
'63, Falmouth, Va. 

DAMON, GEORGE H. Co. B; b. Hopkinton; age 23; res. Boscawen (Fisherville, now Pen- 
acook) ; enl. May 13, '61; must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Oct., '61; killed June 25, '62, 
Oak Grove, Va. 

DANDON, ANTHONY. Co. A; b. Wisconsin; age 18; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 20, '63 ; 
des. Dec. 26, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 

DANE, JOSEPH. Co. K; b. Andover, Mass.; age 42; res. Chester; enl. May 21, '61; must, 
in June 8, '61; disch. disab. March 15, '62, Camp Beaufort, Md. P. O. ad. Chester. 

DANFORTH, CHARLES H. Co. B; b. Weare; age 26; res. Hillsborough; enl. Aug. 9, '62; 
disch. June 6, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. P. O. ad. Hillsborough. 

DANFORTH, JOHN. Co. B; b. Deering; age 34; res. Hopkinton; enl. Aug. 8, '62; must, 
in Aug. 9, '62; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; wd. severely and missing July 2, '63, 
Gettysburg, Pa. ; gained from missing; disch. Sept. 17, '65, Richmond, Va. P. O. ad. 
Concord. 

DANFORTH, JOHNSON N. Co. B; b. Weare; age 19; res. Hopkinton; enl. Sept. 16, '61; 
must, in Sept. 17, '61 ; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; died wds. Oct. 5, '62, Alexan- 
dria, Va. 

DANIELS, FRANK. Co. D; b. Rhode Island; age 21; cred. Pembroke; enl. Nov. 16, '63; 
must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

DANIELS, JOHN S. Co. B; b. Hopkinton, age 21; res. Hopkinton; «nl. Aug. 9, "62; wd. 
June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. May 17, '65, Concord. P. O. ad. Lowell, Mass. 

DANIELSON, NATHANIEL M. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 23; res. Portsmouth; enl. 
April 19, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 8, 
'61; des. June 17, '62; apprehended; missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from 
missing; des. Jan. 15, '64, Point Lookout, Md. ; returned to duty June i, '64; must, out 
Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Portsmouth. 

DARLING, JAMES A. Co. G; b. Antrim; age 25; res. Dublin; enl. May 2, '61, for 3 mos.; 
not must, in; re-cnl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in Jnne 5, '61 ; must, out June 21, '64. 

DARLING, JOHN G. Co. A; b. Keene; age 21; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 
not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Wil- 
liamsburg, Va.; disch. wds. July 25, '62, Baltimore, Md. Died June 29, '64, Keene. 

DARMEADY, MICHAEL. Co. F; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 25. Transf. from 12 N. H., 
June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

DASCOMB, EDMUND. Co. G; b. Hillsborough; age 23; res. Greenfield; enl. May 15, '61; 
must in June 5, '61, as Corp.; app. 2 Lt. Sept. i, '62; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
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DAVIS, AMOS. Co. D; b. Eastport, Me.; age 44; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 9, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. May i, '62. 
DAVIS, CHARLEYS. Co. K; b. Portland, Me. ; age 23; res. Portsmouth; enl. for 9 mos. 

Transf. from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; disch. Feb. 28, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
DAVIS, DANIEL S. Co. D; substitute; b. Kingston; age 24. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DAVIS, DANIEL T. Co. E; b. Fairlee, Vt.; age 21; res. Orford; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; disch. disab. 

July 31, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Co. E (Vermont Co.), 2 U. S. S. S. 

Died wds. June 22, '64, Washington, D. C. 
DAVIS, DAVID O. Co. D; b. Alton; age 30; res. Durham; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 10, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; disch. disab. 

Sept. 19, '62, near Fairfax Seminary, Va. Subsequent service, 5 N. H. P. O. ad. New- 
market. 
DAVIS, EDWARD. Co. G; b. New York; age 23; res. Hoosick Falls, N. Y.; cred. Cornish; 

enl. Dec. i, '63; confined at Camp Hamilton, Va., May 9, '64; released July 28, '64, and 

sent to Bermuda Hundred, Va. No further record. 
DAVIS, GEORGE G. Co. A; b. Roxbury; age 19; res. Marlborough; enl. April 25, '61, for3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; wd. May 5, 

'62, Williamsburg, Va. ; disch. wds. Sept. 12, '62, Alexandria, Va. P. O. ad. Marlbor- 
ough. 
DAVIS, HARRISON L. Co. F; b. Winchester; age 18; res. Hinsdale; enl. Sept. 9, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61 ; disch. Sept. 20, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. P. O. ad. Franklin. 
DAVIS, HAZEN, Jr. Co. C; b. Londonderry; age 22; res. Auburn; enl. May 9, '61 ; must. 

in June i, '61; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. Died July 29, 

'79, Manchester. 
DAVIS, JAMES. Co. A; b. Worcester, Mass.; age 19; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, *6i. Died, disease, 

Jan. 9, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. 
DAVIS, JAMES. Co. C; substitute; b. Bristol, Eng.; age 38. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 

21, '61; disch. Aug. 18, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. 
DAVIS, JAMES. Co. D; b. Troy, Me.; age 19; res. Dover; enl. April 17, '61, for 3 mos.; not 

mu2t. in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williams- 
burg, Va.; disch. disab. May 23, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, Co. E, 13 V. R. C. 
DAVIS, JAMES M. Co. I; b. Newfield, Me.; age 26; res. Manchester; enl. April 24, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; des. Aug. 2, 

'61, near Washington, D. C; returned Oct. 31, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DAVIS, JOHN. Co. C; b. Manchester; age 28; res. Auburn; enl. May 10, '61; must, in 

June I, '61; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; exchanged; app. Corp.; must, out 

June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Auburn. 
DAVIS, JOHN W. Co. I; b. Birmingham, Eng.; age 21; res. Claremont; enl. April 20, '61, 

frr3mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; mus.. in June 7, '61; captured 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; released; must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, 17 

Vt. P. O. ad. Philadelphia, Pa. 
DAVIS, MARTIN V. B. Co. C; b. Loudon; age 23; res. Pembroke; enl. May 13, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 28, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Co. L, 

N. H. Battl., I New England Vol. Cav. P. O. ad. Concord. 
DAVIS, MARTIN V. B. Co. D; b. Westmoreland; age 23; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 9, 

'61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. June 19, '63, Concord. 
DAVIS, NATHANIEL D. Co. A; b. Keene; age 29; res. Winchester; enl. April 25, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; disch. disab. 

Feb. 4, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. Died June 4, '63, Winchester. 
DAVIS, ORVIL F. Co. D; b. Syracuse, N.Y.; age 18; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 3, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; des. May 25, '63, Concord. 
DAVIS, SAMUEL. Unassigned; b. England; age 37; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 20, '63. No 

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DAVIS, SIDNEY. Co. G; b. Canada; age 42; res. Bolton, Can.; crcd. Lisbon; cnl. Dec. i,. 

'63 ; wd. severely Aug. 25, '64, Petersburg, Va. ; disch. to date March 19, '65. P. O. ad. 

Mansonville, Quebec, Canada. 
DAVIS, WILLIAM. Co. B; substitute; b. St. John, N. B.; age 30; cred. Lyndeborough ; 

enl. Oct. 3, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DAVIS, WILLIAM. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 28; cred. Manchester; enl. Oct. 21,. 

'64; disch. May 28, '65, Camp Lee, Va. 
DAVIS, WILLIAM H. Co. F; b. Effingham; age 18; res. Tamworth; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
DAVIS, ZIBA L. Co. H; b. Baltimore, Vt.; age 22; res. Claremont; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; app. Corp. Sept. 

I, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; transf. to Co. K, 4 Art., U. S. A., Dec. 6, '62. 

Died, disease, Jan. 12, '63, Falmouth, Va. 
DAY, FREEMAN. Co. D; b. Nova Scotia ; age 29; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63; 

des. Sept. i, '64, from hospital. 
DAY, FREEMAN F. Co. C; b. Baltimore, Md.; age 33; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 13, '63 ; 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. Died June 7, '65, on board hosp. ship " Potomac." 
DAY, MORRILL C. Unassigned; b. Cornish, Me.; age 30; res. Lancaster; enl. Feb. 25,. 

'62; must, in Feb. 28, '62; des. March 31, '62, Concord. 
DAY, OLIVER P. Co. H ; b. Cornish, Me. ; age 44; res. Lancaster; enl. Feb. 25, '62; must. 

in Feb. 28, '62 ; disch. disab. Dec. 16, '62, Washington, D. C. Died April 14, '84, Con- 
cord. 
DEAN, JOHN. Co. H; b. Claremont; age 25; res. Claremont; enl. Sept. 9, '61; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61 ; disch. disab. March 17, '63, Washington, D. C. Prior service. State Ser- 
vice (3 mos). P. O. ad. Parsons, Kansas. 
DEARBORN, CALVIN L. Co. E; b. North- Hampton; age 23; res. Exeter; enl. May 4, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61. Died dis. 

Nov. 16, '61, Washington, D. C. 
DEARBORN, FREDERICK W. Co. C;'b. Manchester; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. May 

9, '61; must, in June i, '61; des. Jan. 29, '62, Budd's Ferry, Md. 
DEARBORN, HORACE L. Co. K; b. New York; age 22; res. Candia; enl. April 17, '61, for 

3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 8, '6i ; des. Aug. 12,. 

'61, Bladensburg, Md. 
DEARBORN, JOHN F. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 22; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 18, '61,. 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61 ; missing 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from missing July 7, '63; app. Corp. Sept., '63; 

Sergt. Dec, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Norwood, Mass. 
DEARBORN, LEWIS H. Co. C; b. Epsom; age 19; res. Pembroke; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; disch. wds. Sept. 25, '62, Falmouth, 

Va. P. O. ad. Hopkinton. 
DEARTH, WILLIAM, a/m J John Barney. Co. F; b. Stewartstown; age 19; res. Dalton; 

enl. April 30, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 

4, '61; transf. to Co. K, 4 Art., U. S. A., Nov. 5, '62; disch. May 27, '64, North Anna 

River, Va. Subsequent service, i N. H. H. Art. P. O. ad. West Stewartstown. 
DECKER, ISAAC. Co. K; b. New York; age 35; cred. Greenland; enl. Nov. 4, '63; must. 

in Nov. 5, '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 28, '64. 
DECKER, JOHN C. Co. D; substitute; b. Holland; age 22. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DEETS, GEORGE C. H. Co. E; b. Uxbridge, Mass.; age 19; res. Gilsum; enl. Aug. 20, 

'62; must, in Aug. 21, '62; disch. disab. March 2, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Gilsum. 
DEM ARSE, JOSEPH. Co. A; b. Canada; age 19. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, "65; must.' 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
DEMERETT, ENOCH F. Co. D; b. Lowell, Mass. ; age 28; res. Strafford; enl. April 27, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61, as 

Sergt. Died Aug. 11, '62, Newport News, Va. 
DEMERITT, GEORGE W. Co. B; b. Nottingham; age 27; res. Newmarket; enl. May 10, 



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'6i; must, in June i, '6i; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; must, out June 21, '64. 

Subsequent service, 18 N. H. Died May i, '69, Standish, Me. 
DEMING, ASA. Co. E; b. Connecticut; age 28; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 3, '6x; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61 ; discb. disab. Sept. 7, '62, Fort Monroe, Va. P. O. ad. No. Andover, Mass. 
DEMPSEY, THOMAS P. Co. B; b. Illinois; age 21; cred. Antrim; enl. Nov. 25, '63; des. 

April 12, '64, Yorktown, Va.; apprehended May 3, '64; des. to the enemy Oct. 19, '64, 

Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
DEN ACRE, ALBERT. Co. B; substitute; b. Hanover, Ger.; age 22. Transf. from 13 N. 

H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DENIKE, FRANK. Co. G; b. New York; age 26; res. Rochester, N. Y. ; cred. Langdon; 

enl. Dec. i, '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
DENSMORE. See Dunsmore. 
DERBY, ISAAC W. Co. A; b. Fairlee, Vt.; age 25; res. Westmoreland; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Corp.; 

wd. severely July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; disch. wds. Sept. 11, *6i, Bladensburg, Md. 

Subsequent service, 2 Lt. Co. H, i V. R. C. P. O. ad. Charlestown, Mass. 
DEROME, EDWARD. Co. E; b. Albany, N. Y.; age 22; res. Manchester. Transf. from 12 

N, H. June 21, '65; des. Aug. 14, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
DERWIN, JOSEPH. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Andover; enl. Dec. 6, '64; 

must out Dec. 19, '65. 
DESHON, STEPHEN M. Co. D; b. Wakefield; age 24; res. Wakefield; enl. May 10, '6x ; 

must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Sept. x, '63; mus.. out as Priv. June 21, '64. 
DESMOND, DANIEL. Co. I; b. Ireland; age 33; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Penacook) ; 

enl. May 20, '61; must, in June 7: must, out June 2x, '64. Died Jan. 9, *8i, Togus, Me. 
DEVERE, CLAUD. Co. B; substitute; b. Nova Scotia ; age 31; cred. Erroll; enl. Oct. 4, 

'64; des. March 30, '65. 
DEVINE, JAMES. Co. A; b. Galway, Ir.; age 25. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DEWEY, JESSE E. Co. I; b. Hanover; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; app, Corp. Sept. 

21, '62; Sergt. July i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Lebanon. 
DEXTER, GEORGE. Co. C; b. Red Hook, N. Y.; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, 

'63; des. March 3, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
DIAMOND, LEVI W. Co. H; b. Hopkinton; age 15; res. Hopkinton; enl. Aug. 20, '62; 

must, in Sept. 2, '62; disch. June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. 
DIAMOND. See Dimond. 
DIBLE, BENJAMIN. Co. G; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 23; cred. HoUis; enl. Dec. i, '63; 

reported on muster out roll dated Dec. 19, '65, as absent on detached service since July 

20, '64. No further record. 
DICHARIO, PIETRO. Co. K; b. Italy; age 36; res. Italy; cred. Keene; enl. Dec. 4, '63; 

des. and apprehended April 11, '64, Yorktown, Va. ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DICKEY, DAVID G. Co. B; b. Deering; age 24; res. Deering; enl. May 20, '61 ; must, in 

June I, '61; disch. disab. March 23, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Lyndeborough. 
DICKEY, LYMAN A. Co. I; b. Vermont; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 7, '6x ; wd. Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va.; app. Corp. Jan. i, '63; Sergt. Jan. i, '64; must, out June 21, '65. P. 

O. ad. Wilson's Crossing. 
DICKEY, WILLIAM. Co. B; b. Deering; age 33; res. Deenng; enl. May 14, '61; must, in 

June I, '61; app. Principal Muse. Oct. 10, '61; last appears on roll dated April 10, '63. 

No further record. Died Jan, 3, '88, Chelsea, Mass. 
DILLON, MICHAEL A. Co. G; b. Chelmsford, Mass.; age 21; res. Wilton; enl. May 6, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. 

Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va, ; disch, wds. Oct. 18, '62, Alexandria, Va. Subsequent ser- 
vice, Sergt. Co. H, 18 V. R. C. Oct. 10, '89, awarded medal of honor under resolution of 

Congress No. 43, approved July 12, '62, and Sec. 6 of act of Congress, approved March 3, 

'63, for bravery in action May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va., and June 25, '62, Oak Grove, 

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DILLON, WILLIAM. Co. G; b. Chelmsford, Mass.; age i8; res. Wilton; enl. Aug. 8, '62; 
must, in Aug. 21, '62; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; transferred to Unassigned De- 
tachment, V. R. C, May 5, '64; disch. wds. Sept. 5, '64, Washington, D. C. Prior serv., 
State Service (3 mos). P. O. ad. Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. 

DIMOND, CHARLES W. Co. C; b. Concord; age 21; cred. Jaffrey; enl. Jan. 27, '64; app. 
Com. Sergt. July 9, '65; 2 Lt. Co. I, Oct. 17, '65; transf. to Co. E; must, out Dec. 19, 
'65. 

DIMOND. See Diamond. 

DIVEN, FRANCIS. Co. G; b. Scotland; age 37; res. Milford; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 
not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June s, '61; wd. and missing July 
2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from missing Aug. 20, '63; must, out June 21, '64. Sub- 
sequent service, Co. C, 14 N. H. ; captured Oct. 9, '64, Cedar Creek, Va. Died, starva- 
tion, Dec. 24, '64, Salisbury, N. C. 

DIX, CHARLES H. Co. G; b. Mason; age 21; res. Mason; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 mos.; 
not must, in; re-enl. May 17, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; disch. disab. Dec. 3, 
•61. P. O. ad. Lakewood, N. J. 

DOCKHAM, DANIEL. Co. K; b. Gilford; age 20. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; 
must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

DOE, JOSEPH A. Co. K; b. New Durham; age 54; res. Deerfield; enl. May 7, '61, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; disch. disab. 
Nov. 21, '62, Hosp. 3 A. C. Died Feb. 9, '76, Gilmanton. 

DOES, JOHN. Co. F; b. Virginia; age 21; res. Pittslield. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, 
'65; des. Sept. 7, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 

DOLTON, JAMES. Co. D; b. "Dixon"; age 30; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 19, '63; des. 
Julyj9, '64, near Petersburg, Va. 

DON, JOHN. Co. C; substitute; b. Newfoundland; age 24; cred. Unity; enl. Dec. 2, '64; 
des. March 17, '65. 

DONALD, THOMAS W. Co. F; b. Essex, Vt.; age 29. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, 
'65; disch. Dec. 4, '65. Prior service, N. H. Battl. i N. E. Cav., and 15 N. H. 

DONALDSON, FREDERICK W. Co. B; b. Maine; age 18; res, Strafford; enl. for 9 mos. 
Transf. from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; to. Go. H May 31, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettys- 
burg, Pa.; disch. Sept. 10, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, i N. H. Cav. Died 
March 11, '84, Ellsworth. Kan. 

DONNELLY, CHARLES. Co. B; b. New York; age 19; cred." Manchester; enl. Nov. 24 
'63; des. March 30, '65, while on furlough. 

DONNELLY, JOHN. Unassigned; b. Ireland; age 35; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 
des. Dec. 12, '63, Boston, Mass. 

DONOGHUE, FRANK. Co. I; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Chester; enl. Dec. 2, '63. Died, 
disease, Oct. 7. '65, Montross, Va. 

DONOVAN, JAMES. Co. D; b. "Burke"; age 18: cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 
must, in Nov. 28, '63 ; des. Feb. 9, '65, Philadelphia, Pa. 

DOOLITTLE, JOHN EDWARD. Co. K; b. Northlield; age 18; res. Winchester; enl. 
Sept. 3, '61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; des. Sept. 30, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 

DORCEY, FRANK. Co. B; (colored under cook) ; b. Culpeper, Va. ; age 25. Transf. from 
12 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

DORE, CHARLES H. Co. F; b. Alton; age 18; res. Alton; enl. May 4, '61, for 3 mos.; not 
must, in; re-enl. May 16, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. July 2, '63, Gettys- 
burg, Pa.; app. Corp; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Sanford, Me. 

DORSEY, FRANK. Co. F; (colored under cook) ; b. St. Mary's County, Md.; age 26; res. 
St. Mary's County, Md. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

DORSEY, JOHN, fl/zrtf William Dorsey. Co. F; b. Pennsylvania; age 21; res. Lancaster, 
Pa.; cred. Canaan; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. April 11, '64, Yorktown, Va. ; apprehended; 
app. Corp. Jan. i, '65; Sergt. June 25, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DORSEY, JOHN H. Co. B; (colored under cook) ; b. Culpepper, Va.; age 22. Transferred 
from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

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DORSEY, WILLIAM. Sec John Dorsey. 

DOUGLASS, IRA G. Co. F; b. Lancaster; age 35; res. Lancaster; cnl. Feb. 10, '62; must. 

in Feb. 28, '62; disch. disab. July 12, '62, Harrison's Landing, Va. 
DOW, GEORGE E. Co. F; b. Moultonborough ; age 18; res. Moultonborough ; cnl. May 6, 
'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; captd. 
July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled May, '62; disch. July 4, '62, Concord Subsequent 
service, i? N. H. P. O. ad. Tilton. 
DOWNEY, ANDREW. Co. D; substitute; b. Longford, Jr.; age 21; cred. Hampstead. 

Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DOWNEY, JAMES. Co. G; substitute; b. Queen's County, Ir.; age 21. Transf. from 10 N. 
H., as Sergt., June 21, '65; app. x Sergt. July i, '65; Sergt. Maj. Nov. x, '65; must, out 
Dec. 19, '65. 
DOWNING, JOSHUA. Co. H; b. Boscawen; age 40; res. Hopkinton; enl. May xo, '61; 

must, in June 5, '6x; disch. disab. Aug. x, '61, Washington, D. C. 
DOWNING, WILLIAM. Unassigned; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Winchester; 

enl. Dec. 3, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
DOWNS, CALVIN C. Co. D; b. Rochester; age 27; res. Somersworth; enl. April x8, '61, 
for 3 mos.; not must, in; served xx days in State service; re-enl. May 10, '6x, for 3 yrs.; 
must, in June i, '6x; re-enl. Jan. i,'64; cred. Portsmouth; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, 
Va. ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DOWNS, CHARLES A. F. and S.; b. South Norwalk, Conn.; age 39; res. Lebanon; app. 

Chaplain Oct. 29, '62; not must.; declined appointment. P. O. ad. Lebanon. 
DOWNS, CHARLES W. Co. K; b. South Berwick, M^.; age 18; res. South Berwick, Me.; 
enl. April X9, '6x, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 2x, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 
8, '6x ; killed May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. 
DRAPEAU, FRANCIS. See Michael Drapcau. 

DRAPEAU, MICHAEL. Co. E; b. Canada; age 20; res. Canada; cred. Rochester; enl. 
Nov. 25, '63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.. Died wds. July 6, '64, Washington, D. 
C. 
DREGGS, JOHN. Co. C; b. England; age 23. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 2X, '65. Died, 

disease, Oct. 9, '65, Tappahannock, Va. 
DRESSER, CHARLES. Co. C; b. Maine; age 28; res. Haverhill, Mass.; enl. May 2x, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; disch. disab. July 29, '61. 
DRESSER, JOHN C. Co. C; b. Maine; age 25; res. Haverhill, Mass.; enl. May2x, '61; 
must, in June I, '61; app. Corp. Oct. i, '61; Sergt. Jan. 25, '62; x Sergt. Sept. x, '62; 
des. Dec. i, '63, Alexandria, Va. 
DREW, DANA L. Co. D; b. Ossipee; age "19"; res. Dover; enl. and must, in June x, '61; 
must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Co. E, x Battl., Mass. Frontier Cav. P. O. 
ad. Northwood. 
DREW, JEDlklAH K. Co. I; b. Hooksett; age x8; res. Concord; enl. May 22, '63; des. 

Aug. 13, '63, Point Lookout, Md. " 
DREW, MARTIN V. Co. D; b. Wakefield; age 28; res. Dover; enl. April 24, '6x, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June x, '6x; disch. disab. 
July 29, "ex, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, 6 N. H. and X3 V. R. C. P. O. ad. 
Dover. 
DREW, WARREN. Co. D; b. Somersworth; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. April 22, '61, 
for 3 mOs,; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for:3 yrs.; must, in June i, '6x; must, out 
June 2x. '64. 
DROWN, LEONARD. Co. E; b. Rehoboth, Mass.; age 41; res. Concord (Fishervillc, now 
Penacook) ; enl. April x8, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; 
app. Capt. June 4, '6x ; must, in to date June 3, '61, as Capt. ; killed May 5, '62, Williams- 
burg, Va. 
DRUMMER, JOHN A. Co. A; b. Keene; age 20; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 
not must, in ; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, '61. Died, disease, Dec. 9, 
'61, Charles County, Md. 
DRUMMER, WILLIAM C. Co. F; b. Keene; age 17; res. Keene; enl. Sept. 6, '6x; must. 



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in Sept. ty, *6x; wooaded uid missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. No further record. 
Heirs paid to July a, '63. 
DUBOIS, JOSEPH. Co. A; bu Canada; age 21; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 23, '63; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
DUCLAN, MOSES. Co. D; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, '63; wounded 

June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DUCLAN, PETER. Co. D-, b. Canada; age 22; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, '63; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. 
DUDLEY, JOHN F. Co. E; b. Brentwood; age 18; res. Brentwood; enl. May 20, '61; must, 
in June 3, '61; app. i Sergt. Aug. i, '62; must, out June 21, '64. Died March 11, '90, 
Winona, Minn. 
DUFFY, NICHOLAS. Co. G; b. Ireland; age 21; res. Boscawen (Fisherville, now Pena- 
cook); enL April 29, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, 
in June 5, '61; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; re-captured April 12, '65, near Sal- 
isbury, N. C. ; disch. Aug. 22, '65, Concord. P. O. ad. Tilton. 
DUGAN, HENRY. Unassigned; substitute; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Wilmot; enl. Dec. 5, 

'64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
DUNBAR, WILLIAM A. Co. C; substitute; b. New Brunswick; age 26; cred. Dover; enl. 

Dec. I, '64; des. May 14, '65, Manchester, Va. 
DUNBAR, WILLIAM H., alias Edward Bumpkin. Co. D; substitute; b. England; age 25; 
res. London, Eng. Transf. from 13 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. 
Brockton, Mass. 
DUNCAN, PETER. Co. D; b. England; age 21; cred. Milford; enl. Nov. 17, '63; transf. to 

U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
DUNHAM, EDSON J. Co. C; substitute; b. Canada; age 18; res. Grafton, N. Y. ; cred. 

Dummer; enl. Oct. 12, '64; drowned Feb. 22, '65, in the field, Va. 
DUNKLEE, SYLVESTER C. Co. G; b. Amherst age 18: res. Hancock; enl. April 29, '61, for 
3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. severely 
July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. Died April 11, '71, Peterborough. 
DUNKLEE, SYLVESTER J. Co. G; b. Ludlow, Vt.; age 43; res. Hancock; enl. Nov. 2, 
'62; must, in Nov. 8, '62; disch. wds. Dec. 5, '64, Brattleboro, Vt. Died Dec. 5, '87, Al- 
legan, Mich. 
DUNLAP, WHITNEY. Co. K; b. "Antrim, N. H."; age 31; res. Keene; enl. Aug. 31, '61; 
must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. July 9, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, 168 Co., 2 
Battl., V. R. C. 
DUNN, JAMES P. Co. I; b. England; age 22; res. Otter River, Mass.; enl. April 22, '61, 
for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; des. Sept. 
21, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 
DUNN, JOHN. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 29; cred. Bennington; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. April 

12, '64, Yorktown, Va.; apprehended; des. Sept. i, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
DUNSMORE, ANDREW M. Co. B; substitute; b. Sterlingshire, Scot.; age 26. Transf. 

from 13 N. H*. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DUNTON, WILLIAM. Co A; b. Fitzwilliam; age 37; res. Fitzwiliiam; enl. April 30, '61, 
for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Corp.; 
wd. and missing Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; gained from missing; disch. wds. Nov. 6, 
'62, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Fitzwilliam. 
i:>UPRAIS, TAFILL. Co. E; b. St. Seymour, Can. ; age 20; res. Canada; cred. Rochester; 

enl. Nov. 25, '63; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Brunswick, Me. ' 
DUPREE, EMILE. Co. C; b. France; age 32; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; des. 

Sept. 25, '64, Chickahominy, Va. 
r>UPREY, BAPTIST. Co. F; b. Canada; age 30; res. St. Paul, Can.; cred. Rochester; enl. 
Nov. 25, '63; des. Oct. 15, '64, near Chaffin's Farm, Va.; gained from desertion; must, 
out Dec. 19, '65. 
I>tJRAND, ADOLPHE. Co. B; b. France; age 29; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 25, '63; wd. 

May 14, '64, Drewry's Bluff, Va. ; des. July 24, '64, Point of Rocks, Va. 
PURGIN, ABNER F. Co. E; b. Concord; age 21; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Pena- 
cook) ; enl. May i, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in 



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June 3, '6i; re-enl. and must, in from Portsmouth, Jan. i, '64; app. Q. M. Sergt. Feb. x, 

'64; Q. M. June 24, '64; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Concord. 
DURGIN, HIRAM F. Co. E; b. Springfield; age 19; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Pena- 

cook) ; enl. April 33, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 21 ,'6i, for 3 yrs.; must. 

in June 3, '61, as Sergt. ; killed Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. 
DURGIN, JOHN H. Co. D; b. Northwood; age 22; res. Dover; enl. April 17, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; served 12 days in State service; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; 

must, in June i, '61; des. May 25, '63, Concord; gained from desertion; disch. Nov. i, 

'64, Chaflfin's Farm, Va. P. O. ad. West Hampstead. 
DUSHAN, ALBERT. Co. C; substitute: b. Sorel, Can.; age 19; cred. Seabrook; enl. Oct. 

8, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
DUSTIN, JONATHAN E. Co. F; b. Columbia; age 27; res. Columbia; enl. for 9 mos. 

Transf. from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. P. O. ad. Columbia. 
DUSTON, GEORGE A. Co. A; b. Bethel, Me.; age 19; res. Berlin; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. Subsequent service, 14 N. H. P. 

O. ad. Minneapolis, Minn. 
DUSTON, JOSEPH H. Co. G; b. Bethel, Me.; age 24; res. Bcriin; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '65. Subsequent service, 14 N. H. P. O. 

ad. San Jacinto, Cal. 
DUVAL, WILLIAM. Co. G; b. New York; age 23; res. Champlain, N. Y.; cred. Bath; enl. 

Dec. I, '63. Died, disease, July 8, '64, Washington, D. C. 
DYER, ALBION. Co. D; b. Biddeford, Me.; age 19; res. Somersworth; enl. April 18, "61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; served 11 days in State service; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; 

must, in June i, '61 ; des. May 25, '63, Concord. 
EAGAN. SeeEgin. 
EASTMAN, CHARLES H. Co. F; b. Conway; age 20; res. Conway; enl. May 2, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; app. i Sergt.; 

must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. New York City. 
EASTMAN, FRANK A. Co. H; b. Royalton, Vt.; age 23; res. Manchester; enl. May 4, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 11, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in Junes, '61; killed 

July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. 
EASTMAN, JOHN L. Co. B; b. Concord; age 28; enl. May 27, '61; must, in June 20, '61; 

must, out June 21, '64. 
EASTMAN, MOSES L. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 23, res. Manchester; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; wd. 

and captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled: disch. July 2, '62. 
EASTMAN, PHILIP C. Co. E; b. Boscawen; age 18; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Pena- 

cook) ; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must. 

in June 3, '61, as Wagoner: re-enl. Feb. 19, '64; app. Sergt. Nov. 10, '65; must, out Dec. 

19, '65. P. O. ad. Fisherville. 
EASTMAN, WILLIAM. Co. H; b. Springfield, Vt.; age 43; res. Keene; enl. Sept. 12, '61: 

must, in Sept. 17, '61 ; disch. disab. Sept. 20, '62, Falmouth, Va. Subsequent service, 127 

Co., 2 Battl., V. R. C. P. O. ad. Swanzey. 
EATON, ALMON. Co. B; substitute: b. Seabrook; age 21. Transf. from 13 N. H. June 21, 

'65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
EATON, JOHN, Jr. Co. E; b. Corinna, Me.; age "22"; res. Pittsfield; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; paid by State to May 21, '61, when re-enl. for 3 yrs.; no record 

of service under second enlistment: re-enl. Aug. '6, '61, for 3 yrs.; disch. disab. Jan. 20, 

'63. Providence, R. I. Subsequent service, 4 N. H. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
EATON, JOHN H. Co. B; b. Bennington; age 19; res. Bennington; enl. May 14, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; des. June 16, '61. Subsequent service, 5 N. H. Died, disease, Sept. 9, 

'62, New York city. 
EATON, ORLEANS. Co. A; b. Winchester: age 28: res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; disch disab. 

April 27, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. West Swanzey. 
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EDDY, GEORGE P. Co. A; b. Chesterfield; age 21; res. Chesterfield; enl. May 22, '61; 

must, in May 31, '61 ; disch. disab. Feb. 7, '63, Falmouth, Va. P. O. ad. Athol Center, 

Mass. 
EDGERLY, JAMES E. Co. B; b. Deerfield; age 19; res. Pembroke; enl. Aug. 8, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; killed Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. 
EDWARDS, CHARLES. Co. B; b. New York; age 22; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 25, '63; 

des. June 5, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. 
EDWARDS, CHARLES W. Co. K; b. Temple; age 17. Transf. from 13 N. H., as Muse, 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Wilton. 
EDWARDS, GONGON. Co. D; b. France; age 26; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, in Nov, 28, '63; des. Sept. 3, '64, Bermuda Hundred, Va. 
EDWARDS, JOHN. Co. D; b. Scotland; age 20; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 20, '63; des. to 

the enemy Oct. 16, '64, near Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
EDWARDS, WILLIAM. Co. F; b. Boston, Mass.; age 26; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 

des. April 9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
EGIN, JOHN. Co. A; b. England; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 23, '63; executed for 

desertion April 15, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
EGMONT, LOUIS. Co. C; substitute; b. Nova Scotia; age 24; cred. Sutton; enl. Dec. 2, 

'64; app. Corp. May i, '65; disch. May 29, '65, Camp Lee, Va. 
ELKINS, GEORGE S. Co. E; b. Salisbury; age 18; res. Fisherville (now Penacook); enl. 

May I, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 3, '61. 

Died, disease, Dec. 2, '62, Washington, D. C. 
ELLIOTT, CHARLES. Co. G; b. Oswego, N. Y.; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Dec. i, 

'63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. Died wds. June 24, '64, Washington, D. C. 
ELLIOTT, JOHN A. Co. H; age 18; res. Boston, Mass.; enl. May 27, '61; must, in June 

5. '61; captured June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va. ; paroled Sept. 13, '62; des. June 

II, '63, Washington, D. C. ' 

ELLIS, DAVID C. Co. H; b. Richmond; age 33; res. Keene; enl. Sept. 14, '61; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61; des. Feb. i, '63, Falmouth, Va. ; returned June 15, '64; disch. April 4, '65, 

Richmond, Va. 
ELLISON, FRANK. Co. E; b. Durham; age 18; res. Exeter; enl. May 4, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, m; re-enl. May, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; disch. by civil authority 

June 19, '61. 
ELLS BACK, GUSTAVE. Co. C; substitute; b. Hesse-Darmstadt, Ger.; age 39. Transf. 

from 10 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
EMERSON, ALBERT A. Co. H; b. Keene; age 23; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Sergt.; 

disch. disab. Aug. i, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, 7 N. H. 
EMERSON, GEORGE. See Curtis M. Wallace. 
EMERSON, GEORGE C. Co. B; b. Candia; age 23; res. Candia; enl. May 13, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; captured July 21, *6i, Bull Run, Va.; exchanged; killed May 5. '62, Wil- 
liamsburg, Va. 
EMERSON, HENRY H. Co. D; b. Dover; age 19; res. Dover; enl. May 10, '61; must, in 

June I, '61; captured July 21, *6i. Bull Run, Va. ; paroled June 2, '62, Washington, N. 

C. ; disch.' as a paroled prisoner June 30, '62, Concord. Subsequent service, i Lt., Co. I, 

10 N. H.; killed Oct. 27, '64, Fair Oaks, Va. 
EMERSON, JOHN A. Co. E; b. Bristol; age 18; res. Bri.stol; enl. April 23, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3yrs. ; must, in June 3, '61 ;• captured July 2, '63* 

Gettysburg, Pa.; released Feb. 16, '65; disch. May 2, '65, Concord. P. O. ad. Farming- 
ton. 
EMERSON, JOHN A. Co. K; b. Deerfield; age 21; res. Deerfield; enl. Sept. 2, '61; must. 

in Sept. 9, '61 ; captured May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; released; disch. May 22, '62, 

Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, 9 N. H. P. O. ad. Deerfield. 
EMERSON, QUINCY A. Co. A; b. Walpole; age 19; res. Walpole; enl. April 25, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; re-enl. Jan. i, 

'64; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. Feb. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Keene. 



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EMERSON, THURLOW A. Co. C; b. Windsor, Vt.; age i8; res. Msncbester; cnl. May 9, 

'61 ; must, in June i, '61 ; captured July 21, '61, BuB Ran, Va.; exch a n ged; des. Feb. 10, 

'63, Falmouth, Va. 
EMERSON, WILLIAM A. Co. F; b. Shipton, C. E.; age 04; cred. Ha^erfaai; enL Aug. 12, 

'62; must, in Aug. 30, '62; des. June 27, '63, Washington, D. C 
ERICKSON, JOHN. Co. A; b. Finland; age 22; cred. Concord; enl. Nor. 24, '63; wd. June 

3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; transf. to U. S. Navy April ag, '64. 
EUSEMOF, ALEXANDER. Co. F; b. Russia; age 3a; cred. Nasbna; cnl. Nov. 30, '63. 

Died, disease, Aug. 31, '64, Philadelphia, Pa. 
EVARDON, JOHN W. Co. D; b. Gilsum; age 22; res. Gilsum; cnl. Sept. 9, '61; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61 ; disch. disab. June 19, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Keene. 
EVERETT, AARON. Co. E; b. Boston, Mass.; age 21; res. Chester; enl. May 20, '61; 

must, in June 3, '61; disch. disab. Feb. i, '63, Falmouth, Va. 
EVERETT, HENRY H. Co. C; b. Wilmington, N. C; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. May 

9, '61 ; must, in June x, '61 ; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; must, out June 21, '64. 

Died March 24, '95, Manchester. 
EVERETT, JOSEPH. Co. E; b. Chester; age "19"; res. Chester; enl.l May 20, '61; must. 

in June 3, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 2, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, i Sergt. 

Co. F, 8 N. H. Killed May 27, '63, Port Hudson, La. 
FAIRFIELD, FREEMAN W. Co. A; b. Stoddard; age 20; res. Stoddard; enL Aug. 24, '61; 

wd, June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; disch. Aug. 24, '64, near Petersburg, Va. Other ser- 
vice, I N. H. and 18 N. H. P. O. ad. Meeker, Col. 
FARINGTON, GEORGE H. Co. H; b. Walpole; age 18; res. Claremont; enl. April 29, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61. Died, dis- 
ease, July 14, '61, Georgetown, D. C. 
FARLEY, BERNARD J. Co. C; b. Irelyd; age 39; res, Manchester; enl. May 13, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; disch. disBb, Dec. 23, '61, Budd's Ferry, Md. 
FARLEY, GEORGE. Co. C; b, Ireland; age 33; cred. Amherst; enl, Nov. 25, '63; returned 

to U. S. Navy as a deserter therefrom, Feb. 27, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
FARMER, AUGUSTUS B. Co. B; b. Manchester; age 27; res. Bow; enl. May 11, '6r; 

must, in June i,'6i; app. Corp. Oct. i, '61; Sergt. Aug. 9, '62; captured Aug. 29, '62, 

Bull Run, Va. ; released Sept. 5, '62; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; app. i Sergt.; 

must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Capt, Co, A, 18 N. H. Died June 17, '93, 

Bow, from effects of assault committed June 15, '93. 
FARMER, LUCIOUS. Co. H; b. Londonderry; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. May 6, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 13, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '6x; des. July 

25, '61, Manchester. 
FARMSTRON, ALXS. Unassigned; b. Sweden; age 25; cred. Bow; enl. Nov. ai, '63. No 

further record. 
FARNAM, CHARLES R. Co. C; b. Manchester age 21; enl. May 27, *6x; must, in June i, 

'61, as Musician; wounded .severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; disch. disab. Dec. 7, 

'62. Died '6-. 
FARNSWORTH, ALBERT J. Co. G; b. Dublin; age 19; res. Peterborough; enl. April 26, 

'61, for 3mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; app. 

Corp. Oct. I, '62; Sergt. Sept. i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. 
FARR, CHARLES M. Co. A; b. Chesterfield; age 17; res. Chesterfield; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, *6i; disch. 

disab. Oct. 17, '62, Newark, N. J. Subsequent service, i Sergt. Co. C, i N. H. Cav. P. 

O. ad. Chesterfield. 
FARR, EVARTS W. Co. G; b. Littleton; age 20; res. Littleton; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; app. i Lt. June 4, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, *6i, asi Lt. ; app. 

Capt. Jan. I, '62; wd. severely May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. ; resigned Sept. 4, '62. Sub- 
sequent service, Maj. 11 N. H. Died Nov. 30, '80, Littleton. 
FARRELL, JOHN. Unassigned; substitute; b. Prince Edward's Island: age 22; cred 

Freedom ; enl. and must, in Oct. 4, '64. No further record. 
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FARROW, SIDNEY A. Co. I; b. Woodstock, Maine ; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. April 

24, '61, for 3 mos,; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61 ; 

must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. West Manchester. 
FASSETT, JOEL E. Co. E; b. Fitzwilliam; age 34; res. Jaffrey; enl. Sept. 10, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61: disch. disab. Oct. 28, '62, Portsmouth Grove, R. I. Died May 11, '64, 

Jaffrey. 
FASSETT, LUTHER W. Co. E; b. Fitzwilliam; age 29; res. Jaffrey; enl. Sept. 4, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61 ; killed April 2, '62, Evansport, Va. 
FEARN, WILLIAM P. Unassigned; substitute; b. Scotland; age 22; cred. Grantham ; enl. 

Dec. 6, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
FELT, GEORGE D. Co. G; b. New Ipswich; age 26; res. Temple; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va. Died wds. Nov. 6, '62, Fairfax Seminary, Va. 
FELT, JAMES W. Co. A; b. Sullivan; age 19; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 6, '61; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61; app. Corp. Dec. i, '63; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. i Sergt. July i, '64; i Lt. 

Co. G, May 20, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. South Ashbumham, Mass. 
FERNALD, JOHN. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 31; res. Portsmouth; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; disch. to date Oct. 9, '63. 
FERNALD, WILLIAM H. Co. G; b. Durham; age 35; res. Peterborough; enl. May 24, 

*6i: must, in June 5, '61 ; app. Corp. Sept. i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. 

Boston, Mass. 
FERNANDEZ, LOUIS. Co. D; substitute; b. Mexico; age 22. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

FERRIS, CYRUS E. Co. H; b. New York; age 18; res. Plattsburg, N. Y.; cred. Bath; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63 ; wd. May i&, '64 ; disch. Dec. 4, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. P. O. ad. National 

Home, Wis. 
FIFE, ELMORE R. Co. C; b. Stowe, Me.; age 19; res. Chatham; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; disch. to date 

Oct. 9, '63. P. O. ad. Lowell, Mass. 
FIFE, HENRY C. Co. C; b. Pembroke; age 23; res. Pembroke; enl. May 13, '61; must, in 

June I, '61 ; disch. disab. July 29, '61. P. O. ad. Suncook. 
FIFE, JOHN. Co. C; b. Pembroke; age 24; res. Pembroke; enl. Aug. 8, '62; must, in Aug. 

9, '62; wd. severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. Died, disease, Dec. 24, '62, Fort Lyon, 

Va. 
FIFE, MICAJAH N. Co. C; b. Chatham; age 21; res. Chatham; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from missing; 

disch. Sept. 10, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. North Chatham. 
FIFIELD, FRANCIS A. Co. K; b. Andover, Mass.; age 23; res. Candia; enl. April 17, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; des. July 

'24, '61, Washington, D. C. 
FIFIELD, SIMON P. Co. K; b. Kingston; age 42; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. May 21, '61; must. 

in June 8, '61, as Muse; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; transf. to 159 Co., 2 Battl. 

V. R. C; disch. Dec. 11, '65, David's Island, N. Y. Harbor. 
FINNIGAN, THOMAS. Co. H; b. Springfield, Vt.; age 21; res. Charlestown; enl. April 

22, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must in June 5, '61; app. 
Corp. Oct. I, '61; Sergt. June i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. 

FISETTE, LOUIS. Co. C; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Oct. 22, 
'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

FISHER, EDWARD. Co. F; b. Troy, N. Y.; age 28; res. Troy, N. Y.; cied. Northwood. 
Transf. from 12 N. H., as Corp., June 21, '65; des. Oct. 21, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 

FISHER, SUMNER P. Co. B; b. Nelson; age 18; res. Nelson; enl. Sept. 2, '61; must, in 
Sept. 9, '61; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. Sept. 9, '64, Concord. Prior ser- 
vice, State service (3 mos). P. O. ad. Munsonville. 

FISHER, WILLIAM. Co. I; b. Saxony, Germany; age 23; cred. Brentwood; enl. Dec. 2, 
'63; des. Feb. 3, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 

FISK, JOHN B. Co. A; b. Vermont; age 33; cred. Fitzwilliam; enl. Aug. 30, '62; must, in 



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Sept. i8, '63; wd. July a, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; disch. wds. Dec. 30, '63, Portsmouth 

Grove, R. I. 
FISKE, FRANK S. F. andS.; b. Kcene; age 35; res. Keene; app. Lt. Col. April 30, '61; 

must, in June 10, '61, as Lt. Col.; resigned Oct. 23, '62; Bvt. Col. and Brig. Gen. U. S. 

v., to date March 13, '65, for gallant and meritorious services. P. O. ad. Milton, Mass. 
FITCH, GEORGE W. Co. A; age 18; cred. Chichester; enl. for 9 mos. in 17 N. H., Nov. 19, 

'62; must, in Nov. 32, '62; furloughed to Feb. 8, '63; failed to report on expiration of 

furlough, and was reported a deserter; reported Feb., '65, when it was decided, upon full 

investigation of facts, that he was not an intentional deserter; assigned to Co. A, 2 N. H.,. 

March i, '65, to serve unexpired term of enlistment; disch. Aug. 2, '65, Washington, D. 

C. 
FITTS, JOHN L. Co. B; b. Candia; age 26; res. Candia; enl. May 14, '61; must, in June i,. 

'61; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled; returned to Co. Oct. 24, '62; wd. July 

2, '63, Gettysburg, Va. ; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Charmingfare. 
FITZGERALD, MICHAEL. Co. C; substitute; b. Tipperary, Ir.; age 21. Transf. from 10 

N. H., June 21, '65; app. Corp. Nov. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FITZGERALD, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. Ireland; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. May 13, '61; . 

must, in June i, '61; wd. severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. disab. Feb. 9, '63,. 

Alexandria, Va. 
FLANAGAN, MICHAEL. Co. C; substitute; b, Ireland; age 23; cred. Newbury; enl. Oct. 

21, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Cambridgeport, Mass. 
FLANDERS, HARRY J, Co. H; b. Boston, Mass.; age 27; res. Manchester; enl. May 6,. 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 20, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; app. 

Corp. Sept. I, '61; disch. disab. Sept. 29, '62, Boston, Mass. 
FLANIGAN, GEORGE. Co. E; b. Princeton, N. J.; age 27. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 

21, '65; app. Corp. July 1, '65; Sergt. Nov. 3, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FLETCHER, CHARLES W. Co. F; b, Pittsburg; age 23; res. Lancaster; enl. April 22,. 

'61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61, as 

Sergt.; disch. disab. July 21, '61, Washington, D. C. P. O, ad. Sioux City, Iowa. 
FLETCHER, FRANK A. Co. G; b, Bennington; age 23; res. Antrim; enl. April 30, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 24, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Sergt.: wd. 

severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Watertown, N. 

Y. 
FLINN. SeeFlynn. 
FLINT, HENRY A. Co. F; b. Norridgewock, Me.; age 23; res. Laconia; enl. April 19, '61,. 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. Aug. 

29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; app. Sergt. Nov. i, '63; re-enl. Feb. 19, '64; wd. June, '64, Cold 

Harbor, Va. ; app. i Lt. June 24, '64; cashiered Feb. 4, '65. Subsequent service, Sergt. 

Co. F, I N. H. Cav. P. O. ad. Island Pond, Vt. 
FLOOD, MARTIN. Co. D; substitute; b, Ireland; age 18; cred. Stratham; enl. Dec. 6, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FLOYD, ANDREW. Co. K; b. Park county, Ind.; age 19. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21,. 

'65; disch. to date Sept. 30, '65. 
FLOYD, CHARLES W. Co. E; b. Fremont; age 18; res. Exeter; enl. May i, '61; must, m 

June 3, '61 ; des. Dec. 26, '62. 
FLOYD, SAMUEL. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 37; res. Exeter; enl. May 11, '61; must, in June 

3, '61; disch. disab. March 15, '62, Camp Beaufort, Md. Subsequent service, V. R. C. 
FLYNN, DANIEL. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Plainfield; enl. Dec. 3, '64; 

must, oht Dec. 19, '65. 
FLYNN, MICHAEL. Co, C; substitute; b. Cork, Ir.; age 19. Transf. from 10 N. H,, as 

Corp., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FLYNN, PETER. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 22; res. New Haven, Conn. Transf. from 12 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FLYNN, WILLIAM. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 19, '63; des. 

from hosp. Nov. 19, '64. 
FOLLETT, FRANCIS A. Co. F; b. Centre Harbor; age 19; res. Centre Harbor; enl. Aprik 



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34, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd.. 

severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; must, out June 21, '64. 
FOLSOM, ASA. Co. B; b. Ossipee; age 33; res. Concord; enl. Aug, 7, '62; must, in Aug. 

12, '62; wd. and captured Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; paroled Sept. 6, '62; disch. wds, 

March 5, '63, Baltimore, Md. 
FOLSOM, PEASLEE H. Co. F; b. New Hampton; age 27; res. Laconia; enl. April 20, '61,. 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; disch. 

disab. Jan. 21, '62, Doncaster, Md. Died, '8-, Gilford. 
FORBUSH, ABBOTT A. Co. G; b. Peterborough; age 21; res. Peterborough; enl. April 29,. 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 24, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; disch. 

June 5, '64, Portsmouth Grove, R. I. P. O. ad. Washington, D. C. 
FORBUSH. SeeFurbush. 
FORD, BYRON K. Co. I; b. Orange; age 22; res. Orange; enl. May 22, '61; must, in June 

7, '61. Died, disease, Oct. 29, '61, Washington, D. C. 
FORREST, EDWARD W. Co. H; b. New York city; age 18; res. Concord; enl. Sept. 12,. 

*6i; must, in Sept. 17, '61; re-enl. Feb. 19, '64; des. to the enemy Nov. 19, '64, Chaffin's- 

Farm, Va. ; returned Nov. 15, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FORRISTALL, JONAS. Co. A; b. Fitzwilliam; age 21; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. April 30, '61,. 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61. Died, 

disease, Oct. 26, '62, Fairfax Seminary Gen. Hosp., Va. 
FOSS, CHARLES H. Co. B; b. Sandwich; age 18; res. Sandwich; enl. May 27, '6x; must. 

in June i, '61 ; des. June 14, '61. 
FOSS, SAMUEL A. Co. D; b. Barrington; age 24; res. Barrington; enl. May 20, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. 
FOSS, SOLOMON W. Co. D; b. Barrington; age 21; res. Barrington; enl. May 22, '61; 

must, in June i, '61. Died, disease, Feb. 5, '63, Washington, D. C. 
FOSTER, CHARLES E. Co. G; b. Bennington; age 18: res. Bennington; enl. April 29, '61,. 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; captured 

June 28, '62; paroled July 19, '62; exchanged; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
FOSTER, JAMES. Co. H; b. Hopkinton; age 18; res. Hopkinton; enl. Aug. 12, '62. Died,. 

disease, Jan. 26, '63, Falmouth, Va. 
FOSTER, WILLIAM H. Co. H; b. Hopkinton; age 21; res. Hopkinton; enl. April 24, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 11, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61. Died, dis- 
ease, April II, '63, Hopkinton. 
FOWLER, BARNET E. Co. C; b. Shipton, Can.; age 33; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; des. June 30, '62, Harrison's Landing, Va. 
FOX, JOHN M. Co. G; b. New Boston; age 26; res. Amherst; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; must, out June 21, '64. 

P. O. ad. Mont Vernon. 
FOX, WILLIAM, Co. A; b. New York; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 20, '63; des. May 

29, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. 
FOYE, JAMES H. Co. F; b. Berwick, Me.; age 23; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; disch. 

disab. Aug. i, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. H, 4 N. H. P. O. 

ad. Newton Junction. 
FRANCIS, DANIEL S. Co. H; b. Bradford; age 18; res. Sutton; enl. April 29, '61, for 3. 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 20, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. severely 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Thorp, Wis. 
FRANCOIS, PIERRE. Co. A; b. France; age 21; cred. Pembroke; enl. Nov. 23, '63; must. 

out. Dec. 19, '65. 
FRANK, WILLIAM H. Co. G; b. Germany; age 28; cred. Manchester; enl. Dec. i, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FRANKLIN, PAUL. Co. D; substitute; b. France; age 21; cred. Plainfield; enl. Dec, 8, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
ERASER, ALEXANDER. Co. D; b. Scotland; age 37; cred. Bow; enl. Nov. 19, '63; app. 



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Corp. March, '64; wd. June, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; app. Sergt. July i, '64; i Sergt. Sept. 

I, '64; transf. to Co. I Sept. i, '64; app. i Lt. Co. K May i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FRAZIER, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. Pictou, N. S.; age 21; cred. Wolfeborough; enl. Oct. 7, 

'64; app. Corp. Nov. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FREDERICK, JOHN. Co. E; b. Germany; age 18. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FREEMAN, CHARLES. Co. D; b. New Brunswick; age 22; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, 

'63 ; must, in Nov. 28, '63. Died, disease, Oct. 6, '64, Fort Monroe, Va. 
FREEMAN, NATHANIEL. Co. D; b. New Salem, Mass.; age 21; res. Hinsdale; enl. Sept. 

7, '61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; app. Corp. Oct. i, '62; Sergt. June i, '63; wd. severely 

June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. wds. Oct. 20, '64, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. 

Washington, D. C. 
FRENCH, CHARLES L. Co. C; b. Merrimack; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. May 10, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; captured June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va. ; paroled Aug. 5, 62; 

re-enl. Feb. 19, '64; cred. Portsmouth; disch. Aug. 25, '65. 
FRENCH, GEORGE W. Co. E; b. Stratham; age 20; res. Stratham; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 

mos. ; not must, in; le-enl. May 28, '61, for 3yrs. ; must, in June 3, '61; disch. disab. 

July 31, *6i, Washington, D. C. Died March 10, '62, Stratham. 
FRENCH, JAMES L. Co. H; b. Dresden, Me.; age 26; res. Concordd; enl. Feb. 13, '62; 

must, in Feb. a8, '62; disch. March i, '65, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
FRENCH, JOSEPH. Co. A; substitute; b. Canada; age 28. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, 

'65; must out Dec. 19, '65. Died July 25, '89, Manchester. 
FRENCH, OSCO H. Co. F; b. Rumney; age 25; res. Warren; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61, as Corp.; wd. Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. disab. March 14, '63, Washington, D. C. Died — '95, Warren. 
FREY, GEORGE. Co. D; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Amherst; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must, in 

Nov. 28, '63: wd. severely June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. wds. June 2, '65, Man- 
chester. 
FRIEND, WILLIAM. Co. H, b. Cambridgeport, Mass.; age 22; res. Claremont; enl. April 

20, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; 

must, out June 21, '64. Died July 3, '88, West Roxbury, Mass. 
FRIGURIG, PETER. Co. A; substitute; b. Bonn, Ger.; age 28. Transf. from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; des. Sept. 30, '65, Aquia Creek, Va. 
FRINK, OSCAR T. Co. E; b; Marlborough ;. age 22; res. Chesterfield; enl. Aug. 26, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. Jan. 19, '63, Washington, D. C. Prior service, i N. 

H. ; subsequent service, 3 Mass. H. Art. P. O. ad. Chesterfield. 
FRONTINE, JOHN. Co. K; b. Italy; age 25; res. Italy; cred. Keenc; enl. Dec. 4, '63; 

des. April 11, '64, Yorktown, Va.; apprehended April, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
FROST, HARMON. Unassigned; substitute; b. Germany; age 25; cred. Carroll; enl. Oct. 

12, '64; sent to regt. from Concord, Oct. 24, '64. No further record. 
FRY, HENRY. Co. D; b. England; age 20; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov! 27, '63; must, in Nov. 

28, '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
FUCKE, HENRI. Co. F; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. 
FULLER, AMOS. Co. C; b. Vermont; age 29; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 25, '63; des. Jan. 

25, '64, Point Lookout. Md. 
FULLER, FRANK. F. and S; app. Q. M. May 3, '6i; not must.; resigned June 3, '61; paid 

by State for service from May 3 to June 3, '61. 
FURBUSH, JAMES C. Co. C; b. Windham; age 33; res. Londonderry; enl. May 9, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; disch. disab. July 29, '61. Died March 24, '79, Greenville. 
FURBUSH. SeeForbush. 

GAINER, WILLIAM. Co. G; b. New York city; age 18; res. New York city; cred. Corn- 
ish; enl. Dec. i, '63; deserted; apprehended; furloughed Nov. i, '64, from 18 A. C. Hosp., 

Point of Rocks, Va.; failed to return; considered a deserter from Dec. i, '64. 
•GAINES, EDGAR. Co. F; b. Pittsburg; age 19; res. Pittsburg: enl. April 23, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; transf. to Co. K, 4 

Art., U. S. A., Nov. 5, '62; re-enl. Feb. 11, '64; des. March 23, '64, while on furlough. 



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GALLAGHER, HENRY. Co. A; b. New Brunswick; age 31; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 23, 

'61 ; des. Jan. 25, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
GAMMON, JAMES T. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 19; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 21, '61; 

must, in June 8, *6i; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, 

Pa.; released; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. Corp. June i, '64; wd. June 4, '64, Cold Harbor, 
Va.; disch. disab. May 20, '65, Concord. Died June 28, '87, Portsmouth. 
GANNON, THOMAS. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 40; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, 

Bull Run, Va. ; must, out June 21, '64. Died Nov. 30, '72. 
GARDINER, THOMAS. Co. E; b. England; age 20; cred. Pembroke; enl. Nov. 17, '63; 

reported on muster out roll dated Dec. 19, '65, as absent sick since May 20, '64. 
GARDNER, ORRIN S. Co. I; b. Derby, Vt.; age 37; res. Manchester; enl. April 24, '61, 
•for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; des. May 

24, '63, Concord. 
GARDNER, PETER W. Co. E; b. Sharon Springs, N. Y.; age 28; res. Rochester, N. Y.; 

cred. Exeter. Transf. from 12 N. H., as Corp., June 21, '65; des. Sept. 14, '65, Warsaw, 

Va. 
GARLAND, WINGATE. Co. D; b. Farmington; age 22; enl. May 13, '61; must, in June i, 

'61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; disch. disab. Feb. 17, '63, New York city. 
GARROTY, PATRICK. Co. C; substitute; b. Ireland; age 19. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 

21, '65; disch. Aug. 14, '65, Concord. 
GARTLEY, JOHN. Co. E; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 19, '63; des. 

Dec. 5, '63. 
GARVIN, ORLANDO W. Co. G; b. Bristol, Vt.; age 23; res. Landa£f; enl. April 24, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Muse.; 

re-cnl. and must, in as Priv. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; app. Sergt. July i, '64. Died, 

disease, April i, '65, Concord. 
GATES, GEORGE. Co. I; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 20; cred. Newmarket; enl. Dec. 2, '63; 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
GAULT, WILLIAM H. Co. B; b. Holdemess; age 30; res. Pittsburg. Transf. from 13 N. 

H. June 21, '62; must. outDec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Stewartstown. 
GAYLOR, JAMES. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Epsom; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must, in 

Nov. 28, '63; killed May 16, '64, Drewry's Bluff, Va. 
GERALLS, WILLIAM H. Co. B; b. Wolfeborough ; age 18. Transf. from 13 N. H.June 

21, '65; disch. disab. Oct. 2, '65, New Haven, Conn. 
GERRISH, BENJAMIN F. Co. D; b. Dover; age 21; res. Dover; enl. May 10, '61; must. 

in June i, '61. Died, disease, June 2, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
GERRISH, HIRAM F. Co. B; b. Boscawen; age 21; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; app. Corp. June 13, '61; disch. June 5, '64, City Point, Va., to accept pro- 
motion. Subsequent service, i Lt. 37 U. S. C. T; Capt., A. Q. M., U. S. V.; assigned to 

duty May 25, '65, as Div. Q. M., 3 Div., 24 A. C, with rank and pay of Maj.; disch. Feb. 

Feb. 8, '66, as Capt., A. Q. M. Bvt. Maj. to date March 13, '65, for faithful and merito- 
rious services during the war. P. O. ad. Concord. 
GIBBS, AUGUSTUS. Co. A; (colored under cook); b. Baltimore, Md., age 21; res. St. 

Mary's county, Md. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GIBSON, JOHN. Co. D; b. New York; age 19; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must. 

in Nov. 28, '63; furloughed Oct. 31, '64, from 18 jA. C. Hosp., Point of Rocks, Va. No 

further record. 
GILBERT, CHARLES N. Co. H; b. Warren, Mass.; age 29; res. Keene; enl. Sept. 14, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. March 15, '62, Doncaster, Md. P. O. ad. Ware, Mass. 
GILBERT, GEORGE. Co. C; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
GILBERT, GEORGE. Co. E: b. Canada; age 19; cred. Webster; enl. Nov. 21, '63. Died, 

disease, Aug. 6, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
GILLISPIE, SAMUEL J. Co. B; b. Hampton; age 20; res. Candia; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; des. Nov. 2, '62; apprehended Dec. 13, '63; app. Corp. Dec. i, '64; Sergt. 

Dec. 7, '64; drowned June 13, '65, in James river, near Manchester, Va. 



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OILMAN, JOHN. Co. D; substitute; b. Canada; age ao; crcd. Clarksville; enl. Oct. 15, 
'64; app. Corp. May z, '65; must, out Dec. 19. '65. 

GILSON, HENRY M. Co. K; b. Fitzwilliam; age ai; ret. Fitzwilliam; enl. April i, '62; 
must, in June 8, '62; disch. disab. April ai, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Fitzwilliam Depot. 

GILSON, WILLIAM. Co. D; representative recruit; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Croydon; enl. 
Oct. 8, '64, for I yr. ; disch. Oct. ao, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 

GLAZIER, VAN BUREN. Co. G; b. HaverhUl; age 19; res. Haverhill; enl. April 24, '61, 
forsmos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in Junes, '61; disch. 
disab. Feb. 9, '63, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Lisbon. 

GLEASON, AARON R. Co. F; b. Warren, Vt.; age 27; res. Gilsum; enl. Sept. 9, '61; 
must, in Sept. 17, '61; transf. to loi Co. 2 Battl. I. C, Jan. 5, '64; disch. May 18, '64, to 
accept position as Act. Asst. Surg. U. S. A.; app. Asst. Surg. 14 N. H., May 11, '64; de- 
clined appointment; served by contract as Act. Asst. Surg. U. S. A. (civil appointment) 
from May 18, '64, to July aa, '65. P. O. ad. Keene. 

GLEASON, CHARLES E. Co. K; b. Plymouth, Mass.; age 23; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 
18, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '6x, as 
Corp.; app. Sergt. Sept., '63; must, out June 21, '64. 

GLEASON, HENRY. Co. B; b. New Hampshire ; age 19; res. Colebrook. Transf. from 13 
N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Colebrook. 

GLEASON, JOSEPH H. Co. I; b. Maine; age 21; r«s. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; app. Corp. Jan. 
X, '63; must, out June 2x, '64. Died Feb. 7, '89, Richmond, Me. 

GODFREY, EDWIN J. Co. B; b. Candia; age 21; res. Candia; enl. May x8, '61; must, in 
June I, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 19, '61, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Candia. 

GODFREY, JOHN. Co. C; substitute; b. Montreal, Can.; age 23; cred. Milton; enl. Oct. 
12, '64; des. to the enemy Nov. 7, '64, Chaflfin's Farm, Va. 

GODFREY, JOHN S. Co. K; age 42; res. Hampton Falls; app. June 4, '61; must, in June 
8, '61, as X Lt. and Regt'l Q. M.; disch. Oct. 31, '61, to accept promotion. Subsequent 
service, Capt., A. Q. M.; Bvt. Lt. Col. to date March 13, '65, for faithful and meritorious 
services in the Quartermaster's Department during the war. 

GOLDSMITH, WILLIAM H. Co. F; b. Salem, Mass.; age 21; res. Ossipee; enl. May 4, 
61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. 
Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; re-enl. Jan i, '64; app. Corp. Jan i, '64; wd. June 7, '64, 
Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. wds. Oct. 14, '65, David's Isl., N. Y. Harbor. P. O. ad. Salem, 
Mass. 

GOODRICH, EDWIN R. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 32; app. June 20, '61; must, in Aug- 
27, '61, as I Lt.; disch. Aug. 31, '61. Subsequent service, Capt., Commissary Subsist- 
ence; assigned to duty with rank and pay of Lt. Col., July 24, '62, to Dec. 31, '64; re- 
signed Jan. 7, '65, as Capt. Bvt. Col., U. S. V., to date March 13, '65, for efficient servi- 
ces at the seige of Knoxville, Tenn. Died April 22, '92, Boston, Mass. 

GOODRICH, MICHAEL. Co. B; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Portsmouth; enl. Dec. 5/64; 
des. March 25, '65, White House, Va. 

GOODRICH, WILLIAM H. Co. H; b. Cambridge, Mass.; age x8: res. Hopkinton; enl. 
April 23, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 11, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, 
'61; disch. disab. Aug. i, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, 2 U. S. S. S. P. 
O. ad. Winfield, Kan. 

GOODWIN, AARON. Co. B; b. Haverhill; age 20; res. Salem; enl. April 23, '61, for 3 mos.; 
not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June x, '61; wd. July 2, '63, Get- 
tysburg, Pa. Died wds. Aug. 17, '63, Ft. Schuyler, N. Y. Harbor. 

GOODWIN, ANDREW J. Co. F; b. South Berwick, Me.; age 2x. Transf. from 12 N. H. 
June 21, '65; app. Corp. Oct. x, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Biddeford, Me. 

GOODWIN, CHARLES E. Co. B; b.Henniker; age 24; res. Henniker; enl. May 13, '6x; 
must, in June i, '61 ; disch. disab. Nov. 20, '63, Newark, N. J. Died Sept. 26, '78, Hen- 
niker. 

GOODWIN, ELISHA L. Co. H ; b. Lebanon, Me.; age 18; enl. Aug. 26, '61; must, in Sept. 
10, '6x; disch. disab. Jan. 21, '62, Doncaster, Md. 



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GOODWIN, EZRA C. Co. D; b. South Berwick, Me.; age 20; res. Dover; enl. April 29, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61 ; wd. Aug. 

29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; app. Corp. Sept. i, '62; Sergt. Sept., '62; wd. severely July 2, '63, 

Gettysburg, Pa.; re-enl. Jan. 1, '64; cred. Portsmouth; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, 

Va.; disch. disab. Feb. 9, '65, Chaflin's Farm, Va. P. O. ad. Dover. 
GOODWIN, GEORGE F. Co. H; b. "West Lebanon, Me."; age 25: res. "Somersworth"; 

enl. April 26, '6x, for 3 mos ; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for* 3 yrs.; must, in June 

5, '61, as Corp.; disch. disab. Aug. 2, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, 5 N. 

H. ; killed, as Capt. Co. D, June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. 
GOODWIN, HIRAM S. Co. B; b. Concord; age 19; res. Concord (FishervUle, now Pena- 

cook) ; enl. May 15, '61; must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Oct. i, '61; must, out as Priv. 

June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Denver, Col. 
GOODWIN, JOHN H. Co. H; b. Athens, Me.; age 21; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, 

'61, for 3 mos; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61 ; dishon. 

disch. Nov. 27, '74, to date Dec. 25, '62. 
GOODWIN, WENTWORTH Co. F; b. Acton, Me.; age 34; res. Somersworth; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61, as 

Wagoner; des. June 10, '63, Washington, D. C. ; returned Jan. 28, '64. Died, disease, 

Nov. 27, '64, Fort Monroe, Va. 
GOODWIN, WILLIAM H. Co. I; b. Vermont; age 24; res. Vermont; cred. Bath; enl. Dec. 

2, '63; des. March 10, '65; reported under President's Proclamation May 10, '65; disch. 

May II, '65, Concord. 
GOODWIN, WILLIAM H. Cd. K; b. Portsmouth; age 26; enl. May 21, '61; must, in June 

8, '61; wd. and missing Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; gained from missing; disch. wds. 

May 21, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. 
GORDON, GEORGE W. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 27; res. AUenstown; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 10, '61; app. 

Sergt. Maj. June'io, '61; 2 Lt. Co. I, July 29, '61; i Lt. Co. D, July 8, '62; wd. Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va. ; app. Capt. Co. I, Sept. i, '62; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; 

killed June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. 
GORDON. HENRY M. Co. E; b. Lowell, Mass.; age 24; res. Pittsfield; enl. April 20, '61. 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 4i, '61, for 3 yrs^; must, in June 3, *6i, as Sergt.; 

wd. July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; wd. and missing Aug. 29, '62. Bull Run, Va.; gained 

from missing; must, out as Priv. June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Lynn, Mass. 
GORDON, JOSEPH E. Co. K; b. York, Me.; age 23; res. Portsmouth; must, in June 8, 

'61; captured May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. ; released; disch. May 22, '62, Washington, 

D. C. Served in State service from April 19, '61, to May 30, '61, when discharged by re- 
quest of the Governor. 
GORDON, SYLVESTER M. Co. C; b. New Hampton; age 20; res. New Hampton; enl. 

May 9, '61; must, in June i, '61, as Corp. Died Aug. 16, '61, Meredith. 
GORMAN, GEORGE W. Co. B; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Grafton; enl. Oct. 4, 

'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GORMAN, JOHN. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 20. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. Died Oct. 5, '89, Nat. Military Home, Ohio. 
GOTTING, WILLIAM. Co. A; substitute; b. Saxony, Ger.; age 21. Transf. from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; disch. to date Nov. 10, '65. 
GOULD, CHARLES O. Co. B; b. Hollis; age 44: res. Merrimack; enl. Aug. 14, '62; must. 

in Aug. 25, '62; wd. and missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from missing; 

killed May 16, '64, Drewry's Blnff, Va. 
GOULD, DANIEL W. Co. A; b. Fairfield, Vt.; age 18. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, 

'65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GOULD, DANIEL W. Co. G; b. Peterborough; age 22; res. Peterborough; enl. April 26, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. 

May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. ; disch. wds. Nov. 28, '62, New York city. P. O. ad. Chel- 
sea, Mass. 
GOULD, OILMAN TAYLOR. Co. G; b. Peterborough; age 24; res. Peterborough; enl. 



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April 26, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, 
'61; app. Corp. June 20, '63; Sergt. Sept. i, '63; re-enl. Jan, i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; 
wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; app. i Sergt. July i, '64; i Lt. Co. F, Feb. 5, '65; 
must, out Dec. 19, '65. Died March 15, '76, Chelsea, Mass. 

GOULDING, CHARLES H. Co. G; b. Millbury, Mass.; age 24; res. New Ipswich; enl. 
May 24, '61; must, in June 5, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 8, '61, Washington, D. C. 

GOVE, HIRAM. Co, K; b. Portsmouth ; age 21; res. Portsmouth; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 
from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; disch. to date Oct. 9, '63. Prior service. State service, April 
19 to May 17, '61 

GOWDEY, EDWIN M. Co. F; b. Claremont; age 27; res. Claremont; enl. Aug. 18, '61; 
must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. June 20, '63, Concord. State service April 20 to May 
10, '61. Subsequent -service, 16 Kansas Cav. P. O. ad. Claremont. 

GRABE, FREDERICK. Co. E; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 19, '63; killed 
May 16, '64, Drewry's Bluff, Va. 

GRAHAM, GEORGE D. Co. E; b. Scotland; age 33; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 21, '63; must, 
out Dec. 19, '65. 

GRAHAM, JOHN C. Co. A; substitute; b.New York city; age 21. Transf. from 10 N.H. 
June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

GRAHAM, ROBERT. Co. D; b. England; age 20; cred. Milford; enl. Nov. 13, '63; des. 
July 9, '64, near Petersburg, Va. 

GRANDLEY, JOHN. Unassigned; substitute; b. Halifax, N. S.; age 22; cred. Hillsbor- 
ough; enl. Dec. 2, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 

GRANDY, EMERY W. Co. A; b. Alexandria; age 18; res. Marlow; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in] May 31, '61, as Wagoner; 
must, out June 21, '64. 

GRANT, WILLIAM. Co. D; substitute; b. England; age 32; cred. Newton; enl, Nov. 16, 
'64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. New Brighton, N, Y. 

GRAPER, FREDERICK. Co. D; b. Germany; age 20; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 16, 
'63: transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 

GRAPNER, THEODORE. Co. C; substitute; b. Saxony, Ger.; age 33. Transf. from 10 N. 
H. June 21, '65; disch. Oct 15, '65, Tappahannock, Va. 

GRAVLIN, PETER. Co. E; b. Highgate, Vt.; sige 26; res. Dunbarton; enl. April 22, '61, 
for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; must, out 
June 21, '64. 

GRAVLIN, FRANCIS. Co. D; age 21; enl. June i, '61, at Portsmouth; des. Oct. 11, '62, 
Alexandria, Va. 

GRAY, CLARENCE S. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 22; res. Portsmouth; must, in June 8, 
'61; disch. disab. Aug i, '61. Served, State service, "Goodwin Guards," April 27, '61, to 
June 10, '61, when disch. by request of Governor; i Sergt. Co. B, 17 N. H., Sept. 16, '62, 
to April 16, '63; I Sergt., promoted 2 Lt., i Co. N. H. Vol. H. Art. P. O. ad. Kingston. 

GRAY, WILSON. Co. D; b. Stark, Me.; age 27; res. Strafford; enl. April 30, '6i, for 3 mos. ; 
not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61, as Corp.; app. Sergt. 
Aug. II, '61; wd. May 5. '62, Williamsburg, Va. ; disch. wds. Oct. 30, '62, Concord. Sub- 
sequent service, 2 Lt. Co. C, 18 N. H. Died June 20, '84, Strafford. 

GRAY. See Grey. 

GREELEY, GEORGE P. F. andS.; b. Nashua; age 28; res. Nashua; app. Asst. Surgeon 
May 3, '61; resigned June 3, '61. Subsequent service, Asst. Surg, and Surgeon 4 N. H. 
Died Dec. 27, '92, St. Augustine, Fla. 

GREELEY, JOSEPH. Co. D; substitute; b. Newfield, Me.; age 28; cred. Dalton; enl. Oct. 
14, '64; disch. May 23, '65, Richmond, Va. P. O. ad. Dover. 

GREEN, DANIEL H. Co. G; b. Milford; age 26; res. Milford; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. July 2, '63, 
Gettysburg, Pa. ; app. Corp. Sept. i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Mont Ver- 
non. 

GREEN, JAMES. Co. F; b. Boston, Mass.; age 23; res. Philadelphia, Pa.; cred. Canaan; 
enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. Jan. 3, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 



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GREEN, JOHN. Co. H; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 39, res. Philadelphia, Pa.; cred. Lisbon ;^ 

enl, Dec. 2, '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
GREEN, THOMAS. Co. B; substitute; b. Canada; age 32. Transf. from 13 N. H., as^ 

Scrgt., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GREEN, WILLIAM. Co. D; b. Newark, N. J.; age 20; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '637 

must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. July 9, '64, near Petersburg, Va. • 

GREENHAUGH, JAMES. Co. D; sabstitute; b. England; age 32; cred. Keene; enl. Dec. 

8, '64; des. Sept. 25, '65, Warsaw, Va, 
GREENWOOD, CERIL. Co. D; substitute; b. Canada; age 20; cred. Portsmouth; enL 

Dec. 6, '64 ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GREENWOOD, MARK TRUE. Co. A; b. Dublin; age 22; res. Marlborough; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61. for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; 

disch. disab. Sept. 25, '61, Bladensburg, Md. Died Feb. 18, '75, Fitchburg, Mass. 
GREGG, WILLIAM. See John Robertson. 
GREGORY, WILLIAM H. Co. A; b. Woodstock, N. Y.; age 39; res. Keene; enl. Sept. ^^ 

'61; must, in Sept. 9, '61; disch. disab. Sept. 25, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 
GREY, BENJAMIN. Unassigned; substitute; b. Canada; age 26; cred. Goshen; enl. Dec. 

6, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
GREY, EDWARD. Co. D; substitute; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Franconia; enl. Oct. 12^ 

'64; app. Corp. May i, '65. Died, disease, Aug. 18, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
GREY. See Gray. 
GRIFFIN, JAMES. Co. C; b. New York; age 35; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GRIFFIN, SIMON G. Co. B; b. Nelson; age 37; res. Concord; enl. May 27, '61; app. Capt. 

June 4, '61; must, in to date June i, '61, as Capt.; resigned Oct. 31, '61. Subsequent 

service. Col. 6 N. H.; Brig. Gen. U. S. V.; Bvt. Maj. Gen. U. S. V., to date April 2, '65,. 

for gallant and meritorious conduct in the assault from Fort Sedgwick, Va. P. O. ad. 

Keene. 
GRIFFIN, WILLIAM. Co. E; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 17 '63; app. 

Corp. Oct. I, '64; Sergt. Dec. i, '64; disch. May 25, '65, Camp Lee, Va. 
GRIFFIN, WILLIAM H. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 30; res. Manchester; enl. Apra 

22, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; 

app. Sergt. July 15, '61 ; disch. disab. July 29, '63, Concord. Died — . 
GROUT, GALEN A. Co. H; b. Acworth; age 22; res. Acworth; enl. April 20, '61, for 3, 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21. '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; captured July 

21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; paroled May 28, '62; disch. as a paroled prisoner July 2, '62, Con^ 

cord. Subsequent service. Farrier Co. M, 2 Mass. Cav. 
GROUT, LUCIUS B. Co. K; b. Weathersfield, Vt. ; age 25; enl. for i year. Transf. from 

12 N. H. June 21, '65; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. 
GROVER, CHARLES A. Co. D; b. Barrington; age 21; enl. May 23, '61; must, in June i,. 

'6i; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth. Died,. 

disease, Oct. 10, '64, Fort Monroe, Va. 
GRUNDY, FRANK. Co. F; b. Boston, Mass.; age 23; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GUEST, CHARLES. Co. E; b. France; age 31; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 21, '63; des. April 

15, '64, Yorktown, Va.; apprehended; des. to the enemy Oct. 23, '64, near Chaflfin's ti'ann, 

Va. 
GUILLOW, GLENEIRA J. Co. C; b. Gilsum; age 23; res. Gilsum; enl. Sept. 13, '61; 

must, in Sept. ^7, '61; disch. Sept. 12, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. P. O. ad. Thomdike, 

Mass. 
GUNNISON, E. NORMAN. Co. I; b. Charlestown, Mass.; age 24; res. Manchester; enl. 

April 24, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, 

'61; disch. disab. Jan! 7, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. Died Feb. 10, '80, York, Pa. 
GUNTHER, AUGUSTUS. Co. D; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Milford; enl. Nov. 13, '63;; 

transf. to Co. E, Feb. 8, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
GUNTHER, WILLIAM. Co. D; substitute; b. Amsterdam, Holland; age 21. Transf. from 
10 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Nat. Soldiers' Home, Va. 



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GUYON, JOSEPH. Co. H: b. "New York"; age ai; res, Manchester; enl. Aug. 12, '61, and 

must, in as Muse; des. June 11, '63, Washington, D. C. Prior service, i N. H. P. O. 

ad. South Boston, Mass. 
HACKNEY, FELIX C. Co. F; b. Burlington, N. J.; age 36; res. Philadelphia, Pa. Transf. 

from 12 N. H. June 21, '65. Died Oct. 10, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
HADLEY, ANDREW J. Unassigned; b. Leominster, Mass. ; age 22; res. Sharon; enl. Sept. 

9, '61 ; must, in Sept. 17, '61. No further record. 
HADLEY, DARIUS. Band; b. Peterborough; age 19; res. Peterborough; enl. July 22, '61; 

must, in Aug. 7, '61, as 2 Class Muse; must, out Aug. 8, '62, near Harrison's Landing, 

Va. P. O. ad. Everett, Mass. 
HADLEY, ETHAN, Jr. Band; b. Peterborough; age 33; res. Keene; enl. July 22, '61; 

must, in Aug. 7, '61, as i Class Muse; must, out as 2 Class MUsc. Aug. 8, '62, near Har- 
rison's Landing, Va. P. O. ad. Chicopee Falls, Mass. 
HADLEY, GEORGE. Co. C; b. Vermont; age 23; res. Northfield, Vt.; enl. May 20, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Oct. 12, '62; des. from hosp. Dec, '62. 
HADLEY, GEORGE W. Band; b. Peterborough; age 22; res. Peterborough; enl. July 22, 

'61; must, in Aug. 7, '61, as i Class Muse; must, out Aug. 8, '62, near Harrison's Land- 
ing, Va. P. O. ad. Chicopee Falls, Mass. 
HADLEY, SYLVESTER E. Co. B;tb. Gilmanton; age 20; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61; 

mus. in June I, '61; wd. June 25, '62, Oak Grove, Va. ; des. Dec. 22, '63, from Summit 

House Gen. Hosp., Philadelphia, Pa. 
HAGAN, JAMES. Co. F; b. St. Sylvester, Can.; age 27; res. Dalton; enl. April 22, '61, for 

3mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61; app. Corp.; 

wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out as Priv. June 21, '64. 
HAGAN, JOHN. Co. G; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 23; res. Wbitefield; enl. April 24, '61, for 

3 mos. ; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Priv.; wd. 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; must, out June 21, '64. 
HAGAN. SeeHogan. 
HAHIR, JAMES. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 18; res. Portsmouth. Transf. from lo'N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. Died Sept. 18, '68. 
HAINES, ISAIAH F. Co. E; b. Madbury; age 38; res. Exeter; enl. May i, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 3, '61; app. Corp. Jan. x, '63; must, out 

June 21, '64. 
HAINES. SeeHaynes. 
HALE, CHARLES E. Co. D; b. Exeter; age "15"; res. Exeter; enl. June i, '61, and must. 

in as Muse; disch. Aug. 28, '61, Bladensburg, Md. Subsequent service, Co. 6, 8 N. H. 

P. O. ad. Haverhill, Mass. 
_ HALE, JOHN H. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 18; res. Exeter; enl. May 2, '61, for 3 mos.; not 

must, in; re-enl. for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, *6i, as Muse; disch. Aug 28, '61, Bladens- 
burg, Md. P. O. ad. Fall River, Mass. 
HALEY, JAMES. Co. K; b. Vermont; age 25; res. Gosport; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. from 

17 N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
HALEY, MICHAEL C. Co. H; b. England; age 23; res. Mason; enl. May 9, '6i; must, in 

June 5, '6i; app. Corp. Jan. i, '63; des. May 5, '63, Concord. 
HALL, ALBERT L. Co. I; b. Blue Hill, Me.; age 21; res. Cornish; enl. April 28, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; captured July 

21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; paroled May 24, '62; disch. July 2, '62. P. O. ad. Newport. 
HALL, CHARLES. Co. D; substitute; b. Liverpool, Eng.; age 21; cred. Wakefield; enl. 

Oct. 4, '64; des. Nov. 20, '64, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
HALL, EDWARD. Co. I; b. Walpole; age 19; res. Clarement; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; transferred to Co. D, 

2 Cav., U. S. A., Oct. 27, '62; disch. Dec. 6, '64, Camp Russell, Va. 
HALL, FREDERICK. Co. E; b. England; age 21; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63; 

des. July 20, '64, from hosp., Willet's Point, N. Y. 
HALL, ISAAC G. Co. D; b. Dover; age 34; res. Dover; enl. Aug. 9, '62; must, in Aug. 12, 

'62; transf. to 72 Co., 2 Battl., I. C, Jan. 15, '64; disch. May 22, '65, Baltimore, Md. P. 

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HALL, JACOB. Co. D; b. Barrington; age 28; res. Barrington; enl. May 30, '61; must, in 

June I, '61, as i Sergt.; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; released; returned to duty 

Aug. 25, '62; app. I Lt. Co. E, May 7, '63; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; 

must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Rowley, Mass. 
HALL, MONORO J. Co. G; b. Sheffield, Vt,; age 19; res. LUbon; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in Junes, '61; wd. Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va. Died wds. Sept. 16, '62, Washington, D. C. 
HALL, NEWMAN. Co. G; b. Springville, Pa ; age 29; res. Peterborough; enl. April 26, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61. Died, 

disease, Dec. 11, '62, Washington, D. C. 
HALLAN, MICHAEL. Co. E; b. Boston, Mass.; age 21; res. Boston, Mass.; cred. Hamp- 
ton; enl. Nov. 23, '63; must, in Nov. 25, '63; delivered to .Provost Marshal General Jan. 

21, '64, by order War Dept. No further record. 
HAMILTON, ALVAH. Co. H; b. Great Falls; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, 

*6i, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. 
. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. ; disch. disab. May 16, '63, Concord. Died Aug. 25, '70, 

Springvale, Me. 
HAMILTON, JOSEPH. Unassigned; substitute; b. Canada; age 26; cred. Centre Harbor; 

enl. Dec. 6, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, en route toGalloup's Isl., Boston Harbor, Mass. 
HAMMOND, EDGAR. Co. F; b, Effingham; age 20; res, Tamworth; enl. for 9 mos. Transf, 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; killed July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
HAMMOND, JOHN W. Co. A; b. Winchester; age ^5; res. Winchester; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; wd. July 

2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; re-enl. Jan, i, '64; app. Sergt, July i, '64; 2 Lt. Nov. 21, '65; 

not must. ; must, out as Sergt. Dec. 19, '65. P. O, ad. Winchester. 
HAMMOND. SeeHarmond. 
HAMPTON, WILLIAM. Co. K; b. Darby, Pa.; age 21; res. Philadelphia, Pa. Transf. from 

12 N. H., as Corp., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65, as Priv. 
HANCOCK, JOHN. Co. G; b. Canada; age 23; cred. HoUis; enl. Dec. i, '63; des, Feb. 12, 

'64, Point Lookout, Md. 
HANDERSON, JOHN. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 24; res. Lewiston, Me.; enl. April 26, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-eA May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61 ; wd. July 2, 

'63, and died of wounds July 8, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
HANDLEY, JOHN. Co. E; b. Canadahollow, Pa.j age 18; res. Reading, Pa. Transf. from 

12 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HANLON, MICHAEL. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 19; res. Abington, Mass.; enl. May 27, '61; 

must, in June 5, '61; des. June 19, '61, Portsmouth. 
HANN, FRANK. Co. F; b. England; age 20; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. Jan. 5, 

'64, Point Lookout, Md. ; gained from des. Jan. 28, '64; disch. Dec. 4, '65, Fredericks- 
burg, Va. 
HANNAFORD, ABIAL A. Co. H; b. Winchendon, Mass.; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. 

May 6, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in ; re-enl. May 16, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61 ; 

re-enl. Jan. i, '64; disch. Dec. 25, '65. P. O. ad. Worcester, Mass. 
HANNAFORD, ALONZO M. Co. G; b. Lowell, Mass.; age 20; res. Peterborough; enl. 

April 26, *6i, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, 

'61; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. Sergt. Sept. i, '63; must, out June 

21, '64. P. O. ad. Roodhouse, 111. 
HANNAFORD, JAMES M. Co. G; b. Sutton; age 28; res. Peterborough; enl. April 27, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. Aug. 24, '61, for 3 yrs.; disch. Aug. 23, '64, near Peters- 
burg, Pa. P. O. ad. Dublin, 
HANNIGAN. See Henaghan. 
HANSCOM, JOHN H. Co. B; b. Roxbury, Mass.; age 20; res. Newmarket; enl. May 9, 

'61; must, in June i, '61; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, 

'64. P. O. ad. Dover. 
HANSCOM, JOHN H. Co. D; b. Somersworth; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. April 22, 

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'6x, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May xo, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '6x; wd.; 

must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Dover. 
HANSON, ALBERT J. Co. H; b. Lee; age aa; res. Somersworth; enl. April as, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl.May ay, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; app. Corp. Aug. 

1, '61; Sergt. Sept. i, '6a; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. i Sergt. Dec. 19, '63; 

re^nl. Jan. x, '64; app. 1 Lt. June 24, '64; Capt. Nov. 3, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

Died Sept. 9, '9a, Kansas City, Mo. 
HANSON, GEORGE R. Co. C; b. Stowe, Vt.; age as; res. Manchester; enl. May 10, '61; 

must, in June i, '6x; app. Corp. Oct. xa, '6a; des. Jan. a6, '63, near Falmouth, Va. 
HANSON, HARLAND P. Co. H; b. Lebanon, Me.; age ax; res. Somersworth; enl. April 

a6, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in ; re^nl. May aj, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '6x ; des. 

Sept. 3, '62, Bristoe Station, Va. P. O. ad. Saco, Me. 
HANSON, JENS. Co. F; b. Denmark; age aa. Transf. from la N. H. June ax, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '6s. 
HANSON, JOHN. Co. B; b. Concord; age 18; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 6, '6a; must, in Aug. 

X2j '62; wd. Aug, 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died, disease, 

April 7, '65, Concord, 
HARDEN, HENRY. Co. E; b. Ireland; age 41. Transf. from xa N. H., June 21, '65; app. 

Corp. Oct. X, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '6s. 
HARDISON, JOHN F. Co. D; b. Maryland; age 23; res. Somersworth; enl. May 27, '61; 

must, in June x, '61; must, out June 2x, '64. P. O. ad. Lynn, Mass. 
HARDY, CHARLES T. Co. I; b. Manchester; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '6x, 

for 3 mos.; not must; in; re-enl. May 22, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; transf. to 

Co. B, 2 Cav., U. S. A., Oct. 27, '6a; disch. Dec. 6, '64, Camp Russell, Va. P. O. ad. 

Mattoon, 111. 
HARDY, CYRUS E. Co. A; b. Dublin; age 44; «s. Marlborough; enl. Dec. «, '63; disch. 

Dec. 21, '6s, Concord. Died Feb. 6, '78, Marlborough; 
HARLOW, ALBERT. Co. B; b. Minot, Me; age 2x; res. Candia; enl. May 18, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; des. Aug. x, '6x, Washington, D. C. 
HARMING, HENRY E. Co. D; substitute; b. Newfoundland; age 22; crcd. Landaff; enl. 

Dec. 2, '64; des. Jan. x, '65, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
HARMOND, CHARLES. Co. B; b. Roxbury, Mass. ; tge 23; res. Concord; enl. May xx, 

'61; must, in June x, '61; wd. July 2x, '6x, Bull Run, Va. ; must, out June 2x, '64. 
HARPELL, JOHN. Co. E; b. Nova Scotia; age 19; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63; 

des. March i, '6s, while on furlough. 
HARPER, THOMAS. Co. I; b. New York city; age 25; cred. Dover; enl. Dec x, '63; des. 

Aug. xo, '64, from Chester Gen. Hosp., Chester, Pa. 
HARRIMAN, ALLEN O. Co. F; b. Albany; age 18; res. Conway; enl. May 2, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; rc-cnl. May 22, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '6x; re-enl. Jan. i, 

'64; must, out Dec. X9, '65. P.O. ad. Berlin. 
HARRIMAN, MOSES. Co. C; b. Chatham; age 30; res. Chatham; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April x6, '63; disch. disab. May 2s, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Haverhill, 

Mass. 
HARRINGTON, MICHAEL. Co. D; substitute; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Eaton; enl. 

Oct. II, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '6s. 
HARRIS, HENRY. Unassigned; substitute; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Sanbomton; enl. 

Dec. 6, '64; des. Dec. xo, '64, en route to Galloup's Island, Boston Harbor, Mass. 
HARRIS, JOHN. Co. E; b. New Brunswick; age 2s; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 20, '63; dis- 
honorably disch. Jan. 20, '6s, by sentence G. C. M. 
HARROP, MARK. Co. A; b. Staley Bridge, Eng.; age 2s: res. Harrisville; enl. Aug. 19, 

'6x ; must, in Aug. 24, '6x ; des. April 29, '63, Concord. Prior service. State service, April 

30, '61, to July 12, *6i. 
HART, JOHN. Co. E; b. Ireland; age 30; cred. Bow; enl. Nov. 14, '63; transf. to U. S. 

Navy April 30, '64. 
HARTSHORN, JOHN A. Co. G; b. Lyndeborough ; age 21; res. Lywdeborough ; enl. May 

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HARTWELL, JOHN E. Co. G; substitute; b. Pittsburg, Pa.; age ai. Transf. from 10 N. 

H., June 21, '65; app. Sergt. Aug. 1, '65; a Lt. Sept. i, '65; 1 Lt. Co. A, Sept. ao, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HARTWELL, JOHN H. Co. A; b. Massachusetts; age 29; res. Jaffrcy; enl. March 31, 

'64; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; transf. to 168 Co., 2 Battl., V. R. C, April 17, 

'65; to 159 Co., a Battl., V. R. C; disch. Dec. 11, '65. 
HARVEY, ABNER F. Co. H; b. Warner; age ao; res. Warner; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 11, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '6x. Died, disease, 

Feb. 13, '63, Warner. * 

HARVEY, CHARLES L. Co. C; b. New Ipswich; age 33; res. Chesterfield; enl. Aug. 29, 

'61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. Nov. 29, '62. Subsequent service, Co. F, 13 V. 

R. C. P. O. ad. Winchester. 
HARVEY, EDWARD W. Co. A; b. Walpole; age 18; enl. Sept. 2, '61; must, in Sept. 9, 

'61; disch. by civil authority Nov. 12, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 
HARVEY, JAMES. Co. E; b. England; age 32. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; app. 

Sergt. Sept. i, '65; 2 Lt. Co. B, Sept. 10, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HARVEY, JOHN. Co. D; substitute; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Wakefield: enl. Oct. 4, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HARVEY, JOHN. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 33; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 21, '61; must, in 

June 8, '61; disch. disab. April 21, '62, Budd's Ferry, Md. Died May 26, '73, Portsmouth. 
HARVEY, RICHARD. Co. E; b. England; age 30; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 20, '63; des. 

Feb. 9, '65, while on furlough. 
HARVEY. SeeHervey. 
HASTINGS, ALFRED S. Co. B; b. Hopkinton; age 33; res. Hopkinton; enl. May 13, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; released; joined Co. June 

21, '64; must, out June 21, '64. Prior service. State service. May 6, '61, to May 17, '61. 

Died April 13, '81, Hopkinton. 
HASTINGS, CORNELIUS. Co. C; b. Ireland; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. May 14, '61; 

must, in June x, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '6a, Bull Run, Va.; must, out June ai, '64. 
HATCH, DANIEL F. Co. K; b. North Yarmouth, Me.; age 32; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 

18, '6x, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May ax, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61, as 

Sergt.; disch. disab. Aug. 9, '61. 
HATCH, HORACE J. Co. C; substitute; b. Stoneham, Me.; age X9. Transf. from 10 N. 

H., June 2x, '65; must, out Dec. X9, '65. 
HATCHINGATE, JOHN. Co. E; b. Sweden; age 20. Transf. from X2 N. H. June 21, '65; 

des. Dec. 8, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
HAVILAND, HUGH. Co. G; substitute; b. Londonderry, Ir.; age 31. Transf. from 10 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. . 
HAWKES, HARRISON F. Co. I, b. Foxborough, Mass.; age 16; res. Claremont; enl. for 

9 mos. Transf. from 17 N. H., as Muse, April 16, '63; disch. to date Oct. 9, '63. P. O. 

ad. Claremont. 
HAYDEN. THOMAS. Co. E; substitute; b. Ireland; age 2x; cred. Nelson; enl. Dec. 7, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HAYES, CHARLES H. Co. B; b. Concord; age 24; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 6, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; disch. June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. P. O. ad. Concord. 
HAYES, JAMES. Co. C; b. Scotland; age 40; res. Boston, Mass.; enl, Aug. 27, '61; must. 

in Aug. 28, '61 ; wd. severely and captured, July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died, disease, 

Jan. 16, '64, Richmond, Va. 
HAYES, JOHN O. Co. D; b. Lebanon, Me.; age 21; res. Milton; enl. April 30, 'ex, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; captured Aug. 

29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; released; must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. 

D, I N. H. H. Art. P. O. ad. West Lebanon, Me. 
HAYES, THOMAS. Co. G; substitute; b. England; age 18; cred. Bartlett; enl. Oct. 10, 

'64; app. Corp. Nov. x, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65, 
HAYNES, ALBA C. Co. G; b. Wentworth; age 18; res. Rumney; enl. May 3, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, *6i; re-enl. Feb. 19, 



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'64; cred. Wentworth ; app. Scrgt. July i, '64; dtsch. to date Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. 
Lancaster. 
HAYNES, EDWIN D. Co. H; b. Lancaster County, Pa.; age 30; res. Grafton County; 
cred. Lisbon; enl. Dec. 2, '63; app. Corp. Sept. i, '64; Sergt. Nov. i, '64; i Sergt. July 
I, '65; 2 Lt. Co. D, Aug. 23, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Nat. Soldiers' Home, 

Va. 
HAYNES, JOHN. Co. K; b. Newbury; age 31; enl. May 21, '61; must, in June 8, '61; 

disch. dtsab. Aug. 7, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Asst. Surg. 10 N. H. 

Died May 4, '74, Londonderry. 
HAYNES, MARTIN A. Co. I; b. Springfield; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, *6i, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 7, *6i; must, out 

June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Lakeport. 
HAYNES, WELLS C. Co. B; b. Candia; age 22; res. Candia; enl. May 11, '61; must, in 

June I, '61, as Corp.; wd. and captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. Died wds. Oct. 8, 

'61, Richmond, Va. 
HAYNES. See Haines. 
HAYWARD, ALLEN B. Co. A; b. Rindge; age 22; res. Swanzey; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; app. Corp. 

Sept. I, *6i; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; app. Scrgt. Nov. i, '62; wd. July 2, '63, 

Gettysburg, Pa.; app. i Sergt. July 3, '63; wd. severely June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; 

disch. July 22, '64, to date June 21, '64, Concord. P. O. ad. Washington, D. C. 
HAYWARD, HENRY. Co. D; b. Manchester; age 22; res. Dover; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, *6i, as Sergt.; app. 

Scrgt. Maj. Aug. 11, '62; i Lt. Co. D, Aug. 25, '62; Capt. iMay 25, '64; not must, as 

Capt. ; killed June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. 
HAYWARD, WILLIAM A. Co. A; b. Rindge; age 26; res. Swanzey; enl. Aug. 19, '61; 

must, in Aug. 24, '61 ; wd. June 10, '62, Glendale, Va. ; wd. and died of wds. Aug. 29, '62, 

Bull Run, Va. Prior service, 3 Mass. (3 mos). 
HAYWOOD, SILAS L. Co. A; b. Royalston, Mass.; age 31; res. Fitzwilliam; enL April 30, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; app. 

Sergt.; 2 Lt. Sept. i, '62; i Lt. July 2, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Minneap- 
olis, Minn. 
HAZEWELL, EUGENE G. Co. I; b. Rhode Istand; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; wd. 

Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; transf. to Co. D, 2 Cav., U. S. A., Oct. 27, '62. Died, dis- 
ease, April 2, '63, David's Isl., N. Y. Harbor. 
HEAD, ALVAH K. Co. D; b. Bradford, Mass.; age 27; res. Lee; enl. April 23, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Aug. 

8, '62; des. May 25, '63, Concord; apprehended Aug. 4, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. 

O. ad. Detroit, Me. 
HEAD, ORIN M. Co. B; b. Exeter; age 26; res Exeter; enl. May 27, '61; must, in July 2, 

to date June 20, '61; disch. Oct. 14, '61, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, Adjt. 

8 N. H. P. O. ad. Allegheny, Pa. I 

HEALEY, WILLIAM. Co. E; b. Ireland; age 24; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Penacook) ; 

enl. April 23, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 

3, '61. Died, disease, March 5, '63, Concord. 
HEATH, CHARLES N. Co. B; b. Boscawen; age 25; res. Webster; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June i, '61 ; des. May 4, '62, Yorktown, Va. ; apprehended; des. May 25, '63, Concord; 

gained from des. ; disch. May 25, '65, Camp Lee, Va. P. O. ad. Salist)ury. 
HEATH, FRANKLIN W. Co. D; b. Ossipee; age 18; res. Ossipee; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; re-enl. Jan. i, 

'64; cred. Ossipee.; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Ossipee. 
HEATH, JOHN. Co. C; b, "Great Falls"; age 21; res. Holderncss; enl. Aug. 22, '61; disch. 

disab. May 16, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, Co. G, i N. H. H. Art. P. O. ad. 

Rumney. 
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N. H., April i6, '63; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out Oct. 9, '63. P. 

O. ad. Chatham. 
HEATH, SIMEON M. Co. B; b. Ossipee; age 23; res. Dunbarton; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; rc-cnl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; missing July 21, 

'61, Bull Run, Va.; gained from missing; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. Corp. Jan. i, '64; 
. disch. disab. Jan. X2, '65, Concord. 
HEATH, THORNDIKE P. Co. I; b. Boscawen; age 28; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61, as 

Sergt. ; disch. Sept. 21, '62, near Fairfax Seminary, Va., to accept promotion. Subseq. 

service, 2 Lt. Co. C, n N. H. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
HEATON, ALBERT W. Co. A; b. Sullivan; age 21; res. Marlow; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '6x; wd. May 5, '62, 

Williamsburg, Va. Died wds. May 25, '62, Mill Creek Hosp., Pa. 
HEATON, GEORGE S. Co. A; b. Keene; age 20; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, *6i; captured July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va.; paroled Jan. 17, '62; disch. disab. Aug. 15, '62, Concord. Subsequent 

service, Co. F, 13 V. R. C. P. O. ad. Portsmouth. 
HEIDENN, JOHN. Cp. G; b. Prussia; age 30; cred. Hollis; enl. Dec. i, '63; des. Feb. 9, 

'65, Fort Monroe, Va. P. O. ad. San Francisco, Cal. 
HEINECCIUS, EUGENE. Co. A; substitute; b. Lowenberg, Ger.; age 36. Transf. from 10 

N. H., as Corp., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HEMPHILL, LOREN D. Co.B; b. Henniker; age 17. Transf. from 13 N. H., as Muse, 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65, as Priv. P. O. ad. Hillsborough Bridge. 
HENAGHAN, PATRICK H. Co. B; b. Windham, N. Y.; age 28; res. Newmarket; enl. 

May 28, '61; must, in June i, '61; wd. and died wds. June 25, '62, Oak Grove, Va. 
HENDERSON. See Handerson. 
HENDRICK, JOHN. Co. F; b. Sweden; age 18; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 19, '63; transf. 

to U. S. Navy April 28, '64. 
HENEFIN, MICHAEL. Co. E; b. Connecticut; age 20; cred. Decring; enl. Nov. 16, '63; 

des. April II, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
HERBERT. See Hobart. 

HERVEY, FRANCIS H. Co. E; b. Exeter; age 24; res. Exeter; enl. Aug. 15, '62; must. 
' in Sept. 13, '62; app. Q. M. Sergt. Sept. i, '64; i Lt. Co. C, May 20, '65; not mustered; 

disch. as Q. M. Sergt. June 12, '65, Manchester, Va. P. O. ad. Exeter. 
HERVEY. See Harvey. 
HESSE, RICHARD. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 40; res. Montreal, Can. ; cred. Alstead ; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. July i, '65; reduced to ranks Sept. 30, '65; 

must, out Dec 19, '65, 
HEUSTIS, ARISTIDES. Co. A; b. Westmoreland; age 28; res. Westmoreland; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61. 

Died, disease, Dec. 23, '62, Philadelphia, Pa. 
HEYWOOD. SeeHayward. 
HIBBARD, DAVID M. Co. G; b. Monroe; ageJ>o; res. Lisbon; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Wagoner; 

wd. July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; disch. wds. May 28, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Canton, 

Mo. 
HIBBARD, JOEL E. Co. G; b. Haverhill; age 22; res. Haverhill; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; disch. disab. 

July 16, '6i, Washington, P. C. Subseq. service, Co. D, 13 N. H. P. O. ad. Canaan, Vt. 

HICKS, LEVI. Co. B; b. Columbia; age 30; res. Colebrook. Transf. from 13 N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Doc. 19, '65. Died Oct. 20, '91, Colebrook. 
HICKS, ROYAL. Co. F; b. Jefferson; age 13; res. Whitefield. Transf. from 17 N. H. April 

16, '63; disch. disab. June 23, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, Co. L, i N. H. H. Art. 
P. O. ad. Lancaster. 
HIGGINS, WILLIAM. Co. D; b. Nova Scotia; age 27. ^Transf. from 10 N. H. June 21, '65; 
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HILDRETH, WILLIAM W. Co. A: b. Hinsbale; age 22; res. Hinsdale; enl. April 26, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '6z, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, '61; must, out 

June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Springfield, Mass. 
HILIKER, CHARLES. Co. E; b. Ohio; age 18: cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 17, '63; des.Aug. 

6, '64, near Petersburg, Va. 
HILL, CHARLES G. Co. D; b. Lynn, Mass.; age 25; res. Lynn, Mass.; enl. April 24, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 16, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61, as Muse.; 

disch. Aug. 28, '6z, Bladensburg, Md. Died Aug. i, '95, Lynn, Mass. 
HILL, CLARENCE M. Co. H; b. Peterborough; age 22; res. Henniker; enl. April 23, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; re-enl. Jan. 

I, '64; cred. Portsmouth; des. June 26, '65, Manchester, Va. 

HILL, GEORGE. Co. D. substitute; b. Canada; age 20; cred. Hampton; enl. Dec. 5, '^4; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HILL, GEORGE E. Co. K; b. Deerfield; age 24; res. DeeHield; enl. May 21, '61; must, in 

June 8, '61; disch. disab. July 15, '61, Washington, D. C. Died Dec. 18, '76, Haverhill, 

Mass. 
HILL, GEORGE H. Co. B; b. Meredith; age 25; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 12, '62; wd. June, 

'64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; disch. June 7, '65, Richmond, Va. P. O. ad. Concord. 
HILL, HARVEY. Co. C; b. Manchester; age 20; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

in June I, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; disch. disab. Sept. 12, '62. Subseq. 

service, no Co., 2 Battl., V. R. C. 
HILL, HENRY. Co. F; b. England; age 26; cred. Bennington; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. April 

II, '64, Yorktown, Va. 

HILL, JACOB W. Co. K; b. Deerfield; age 20; res. Deerfield; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; des. Dec. i, '62, Fal- 
mouth, Va. 
HILLIARD, HENRY S. Co. F; b. Colebrook; age 23; res. Colebrook; enl. May 2, '61, lor 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22; '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, *6i; disch. March 

5, '63, Concord, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, 2 Lt* and Capt. Co. B, 5 N. 

H. P. O. ad. Lancaster. 
HILLSGROVE, JOHN F. Co. F; b. Loudon; age 19; res. Loudon. Transf. from 12 N. H. 

June 21, '65; disch. June 30, '65, Concord. 
HILTON, JAMES. Co. C; b. Nova Scotia; age 22; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 25, '63;' des. 

Jan. I, '65, Philadelphia, Pa. 
HINDS, CHARLES J, Co. D; substitute; b. Winchendon, Mass.; age 23. Transf. from 10 

N. H. June 21, '65; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. 
HINES, JOHN D. Co. G; b. Franconia; age 23; res. Franconia; enl. May 6, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; wd. severely July 2, 

'65, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Kingman, Kan. 
HITCHINS, JOSEPH. Co. H; b. New York; age 28; res. Lockport, N. Y.; cred. Lyme; 

enl. Dec. i, '63; transf. to Co. F, May i, '64; disch. May 12, '65, Concord. 
HIX, CURTIS. Co. G; b. Haverhill; age 20; res. Haverhill; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, *6i; wd. severely July 2, 

'63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. 
HOAGG, GEORGE M. Co. G; b. Monroe; age 21; res. Franconia; enl. May 6, '61; must. 

in June 5, '61; app. Corp. Oct. i, '62; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must. 

out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Omaha, Neb. 
HOBART, JEREMIAH. Co. E; b. Bristol; age 30; res. New Hampton. Transf. from 12 

N. H., June 21, '65; disch. July 13, '65, Concord. P. O. ad. Alexandria. 
HOBBS, JOHN F. Co. H; b. West Sanford, Me.; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in: re-enl. May 27. '61, for 3 yrs.; must: in June 5, '61; des. 

June 27, '62, Fair Oaks, Va.; reported, '65, under President's Proclamation; disch. May 

^5> '65* Galloup's Isl., Boston Harbor, Mass. 
HODGDON, HARLAN P. Co. K; b. Georgetown, Mass.; age 25; res. Portsmouth; enl. 

April 19, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, 

'61; disch. disab. Aug. i, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. G, 10 

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HODGDON, RUFUS E. Co. F; b. Shelburne; age 20; res. Shelburne; enl. for 9 mos. 

Transf. from 17 N. H. April 16, '63. Died, disease, July 29, '63, Harper's Ferry, Va. 
HODGDON, TIMOTHY E. Co. I; b. Newington; age 44; res. Rye; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H, April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
HODGKINS, DANIEL G. Co. G: b. Ludlow, Vt.; age 19; res. Alstead; enl. Sept. 5, '61; 

mut. in Sept. 17, *6i ; killed May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. 
HODKIN, GEORGE H., alias William White. Co. E; b. Dracut, Mass.; age 19; res. Tem- 
ple; enl. Sept. 9, '61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; disch. 

wds. May 12, '63, Fort McClary, Me. P. O. ad. Temple. 
HODSKINS, WILLIAM H. Co. A; b. Townsend, Mass.; age 28; res. Keene; enl. April 25, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61. Died, 

disease, July 21, '62, Harrison's Landing, Va. 
HOGAN, EDWARD. Co. G; b. Nova Scotia; age 224 cred. Amherst; enl. Dec. i, '63; des. 

Jan. 15, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
HOGAN, MICHAEL. Co. E; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Milford; enl. Nov. 13, '63; des. Mar. 

12, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
HOGAN. SeeHagan. 
HOITT, JAMES W. Co. B; b. Nottingham; a«e 18; res. Northwood; enl. May 25, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. July 31, '61, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Lynn, Mass. 
HOITT, JOSEPH T. Co. H; b. Deerfield; age 27; res. Deerfield; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June 5, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 16, '61, Bladensburg, Md. Died Aug. 5, '64, Anderson- 

ville, Ga., while a member of Co. H, 2 Mass. H. Art. 
HOITT. SeeHoyt. 
HOLBROOK, CHARLES W. Co. K; b. East Cambridge, Mass.; age 18; enl. May 21, '61; 

must, in June 8, '61; disch. by civil authority Dec. 14, '61, Budd's Ferry, Md. 
HOLBROOK, HENRY. Unassigned; b. New Castle, Me.; age 28; res. Concord; enl. Sept. 

3, '62; des. Sept. 12, '62, Concord. 
HOLBROOK, SAMUEL F. Co. A; b. Surry; age 21; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; app. Corp. Jan. 

i» '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. Sergt. July 2, '63; re-enl. and must, in Jan. 

I, '64, as Priv. ; cred. Walpole; app. i Lt. June 24, '64; Capt. Co. G, April i, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Keene. 
HOLDEN, JONATHAN M. Co. A; b. Royalston, Mass.; age 25; res. Keene; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; 

disch. disab. Aug. 19, *6i, Washington, D. C. 
HOLDEN, WYMAN. Co. B; b. Dracut, Mass.; age 21; res. Concord; enl. May 13, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; paroled; must, out June 21, 

'64. P. O. ad. Bethel, Vt. 
HOLM AN, JOHN F. Co. H; b. Biddeford, Me.; age 25; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, 

*6i, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as i 

Sergt. ; app. 2 Lt. Aug. 16, '61 ; wd. severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; app. Capt. Co. 

C, Sept. 2, '62; vacated commission June 18, '63, by acceptance of appointment in I. C. 

Subsequently served in various V. R. C. organizations, and finally disch. Dec. i, '65, as i 

Lt. Co. D, 7 V. R. C. Died March 2, '82, Dover. 
HOLMES, ANDREW J. Co. H; b. Hopkinton; age 37; res. Andover; enl. Dec. 5, '63; 

disch. May II, '64, Bermuda Hundred, Va., to accept promotion. Subsequent service, 

app. 2 Lt. Co. K, 10 N. H., but not must.; Sergt. Co. D, 16 N. H. 
HOLMES, CHARLES. Co. B; b. Hopkinton; age 28; res. Hopkinton; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as i Sergt.; app. 2 Lt. July i, '61; wd. July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; 

disch. to accept promotion, Nov. 11, *6i. App. Capt. 17 Inft., U. S. A., Oct. 26, *6i; 

retired Nov. 28, '63. P. O. ad. Jacksonville, Fla. 
HOLMES, MICHAEL. Co. D; substitute; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Hinsdale; enl. Dec. 3, 

'64; des. July 19, '65, Manchester, Va. 
HOLMES, WILLARD M. Co. C; b. Boscawen; age 34; res. Manchester; enl. May 21, '61; 

must, in June i,'6i; app. Corp.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Webster. 
HOLT, AMOS. Co. D; b. Germany; age 28; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 18, '63; app. Corp. 

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HOLT, CHARLES. Co. E; b. Michigan; age 21; cred. Bow; enl. Nov. 20, '63; des. Aug. 10,. 

'64, from Gen. Hosp., Chester, Pa. 
HOLT, CHARLES F. Co. G; b. Antrim; age 20; res. Antrim; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 24, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, ib June 5, '61; wd. May 5, '62, Wil- 
liamsburg, Va.; Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; disch. wds. Oct. 31, '62, Washington, D. C. 

P. O. ad. Antrim. 
HOLT, HARVEY. Co. I; b. Lyndeborough ; age 20; res. Lyndeborough ; enl. May 9 '61; 

must, in June 7, '61; killed July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. 
HOLT, HENRY. Co. F; b. England; age 25; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 17, '63; des. April 

12, '64, Yorktown, Va.; apprehended; shot for desertion April 15, '64, Yorktown, Va., by 

sentence G. C. M. 
HOLT, JONATHAN B. Co. G; b. Goffstown; age 18; cred. Weare; enl. Dec. 7, '63; app. 

Corp. July I, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HOLTON, HENRY. Co. A; b. Dummerston, Vt.; age 27; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Muse, 

Died, disease, March 19, '63, Keene. 
HOOKER, EDWARD, alias William Murphy. Co. C; b. Canada; age 22; cred. Epsom; 

enl. Nov. 27, '63; returned to U. S. Navy as a deserter therefrom Feb. 27, '64. No fur- 
ther record in Adjt. Genl's. office or Navy Dept. 
HOPKINS, GEORGE F. Unassigned; b. Chesterfield; age 23; res. Chesterfield; enl. Aug. 

26, '61 ; must, in Sept. 17, '61. No further record. Prior service, Co. G, i N. H. P. O. 

ad. Keene. 
HORN, STEPHEN B. Co. C; b. New Durham; age 18; res. New Durham; enl. May 27, 

'61; must, in June i, '61; des. July 2, *6i; gained from desertion Dec. 28, '63; returned 

to duty April i, '64, to make good time lost by desertion; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. 

ad. Farmington. 
HORNE, HORACE B., alias George Jenks. Co. B; substitute; b. South Berwick, Me.; age 

21^ Transf. from 13 N. H., June 21, '65; disch. Jan. 10, '66, Concord. 
HORNE, JAMES M. Co. H; b. Somersworth; age 20; res. Somersworth; enl. Aug. 8, '62; 

must, in Aug. 12, '62; disch. June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. P. O. ad. Somersworth. 
HORNSBY, THOMAS. Co. E; b. England; age 19. Transf. ixamxo. N. H., June 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HORTON, GEORGE G. Co. E; b. Surry; age 21: enl. Aug. 26, '61; must, in Sept. 17, '61; 

des. June 20, '62, Seven Pines, Va. 
HOULE, JOHN B. Co. G; b. St. Croix, C. E.; age 20; res. Bethlehem; enl. May 6, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, *6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; app. Corp. 
^une I, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. New Floss, Ontario, Can. 
HOU^E, JAMES M. Co. I; b. Maine; age 20; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs; must, in June 7, '61; app. Corp. May 

28, '62; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; app. Sergt. May i, '63; wd. severely July 2, 

'63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. i Sergt. Jan. i, '64; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
HOWARD, ALBERT. Co. G; b. Rochester; age 18. Transf. from 10 N. H., IJune 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HOWARD, CHARLES. Co. E; b. New York; age 23; cred. Milford; enl. Nov. 13, '63; des. 

April 12, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
HOWARD, CHARLES A. Co. B; b. Nelson; age 21; res. Nelson; enl. Sept. 2^ '61; must. 

in Sept. 9, '61; re-cnl. Jan. i, '64; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; app. Sergt. July i, 

'64; disch. Nov. 23, '64, Varina, Va., to accept promotion. Subsequent service, 2 Lt., 

Co. E, 107 U. S. C. T. P. O. ad. Marlborough. 
HOWARD, CHARLES F. Co. I; b. Grantham; age 21; res. Plainfield; enl. April 23, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; wd. July 2, 

'63, and died of wounds July 18, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
HOWARD, JAMES. Co. C; b. Albany, N. Y.; age 19; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HOWARD, JOHN. Co. F; b. England; age 21. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; must. 

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HOWE, FRANK E. Co. G; b. Peterborough; age 19; res. Peterborough; enl. Sept. 10, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; wd. and captured June 23, '62, Fair Oaks, Va. Died wds. July i, 

'62. 
HOWE, GEORGE. Co. E; b: Germany; age 23; cred. Enfield; enl. Nov. 11, '63; reported 

on muster out roll dated Dec. 19, '65, as absent sick since April 18, '64. 
HOWE, LUCIUS T. Co. A; b. Windsor, Vt.; age 22; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; app. Corp. 

Sept. I, '61 ; disch. disab. May 31, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va. 
HOWES, JAMES. Co. F; b. England; age 27; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 19, '63; wd. June 3, 

'64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; disch. disab. March 18, '65, Philadelphia, Pa. 
HOWISON, EDWARD E. Co. F; b. Shipton, Can.; age 18; cred. Haverhill; enl. Aug. 27, 

'62; must, in Aug. 30, '62; des. June 27, '63, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Elmore, Vt. 
HOWISON, JAMES. Co. F; b. Drummond County, C. E.; age 41; cred. Haverhill; enl. 

Aug. 27, '62; must, in Aug. 30, '62; des. June 27, '63, Washington, D. C. 
HOYT, CHARLES W. Co. G; b. Kingston; age 18; res. Candia; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; des. May 25, '63, Concord; apprehended June 25, '63, Con- 
cord. Died Aug. 14, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
HOYT, FRANCIS S. Co. B; b. Bradford, Vt.; age 21; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 9, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died March 17, '64, Raleigh, N. C. 
HOYT, HUGH. Co. H; b. Hillsborough; age 22; res. Hillsborough; enl. May 7, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 9, '61, for 3 yrs.; must: in June 5, '6x; disch. disab. 

Sept. 20, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 
HOYT, JOHN W. Co. E; b. Grafton; age 30; res. Grafton. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 

21, '65; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Orange. 
HOYT. SeeHoitt. 

HUBBARD, DANIEL R. Unassigned; b. New London; age 22; res. Warner; enl. Aug. 9^ 
'62; disch. disab. Feb. 9, '64, Alexandria, Va. P. O. ad. Meredith. 

HUBBARD, DELEVAN G. Co. F; b. Gorham; age 21; res. Shelburne; enl. for 9 mos. 
Transf. from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; disch. disab. May 6, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Shel- 
burne. 

HUBBARD, DELOS. Co. F; b. Hinsdale; age 20; res. Winchester; enl. Sept. 9, '61; must, 
in Sept. 14, '61 ; disch. disab. June 9, '63, Concord. 

HUBBARD, GEORGE H. F. andS.; b. Hopkinton; age 37; res. Manchester; app. Surg. 
May 3, '61; not must.; resigned appointment June 3, '61; re-app. June 4, '61; must, in 
June 10, '6i; disch. Sept. 30, '61. App. Maj. and Surg. U. S. V., Sept. 30. '61; disch. 
Oct. 7, '65. Bvt. Lt. Col. U. S. v., to date Oct. 6, '65, for faithful and meritorious servi- 
ces. Died Jan. 19, '76, Lansingburg, N. Y. 

HUBBARD, JARED P. Co. B; b. Somersworth; age 27; res. Somersworth; enl, Aug. 8» 
'62; must, in Aug. 12, '62; app. Sergt. Jan. '65; disch. June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. P. 
O. ad. Somersworth. 

HUBBARD, JOSEPH A. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 28; res. Manchester; enl. April 

22, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, *6i, for 3 yrs.; app. 2 Lt. June 4, '61; 
must, in June 7, '61; app. i Lt. July 29, *6i; Capt. July 26, '62; transf. to Co. B, Oct. 
12, '62; killed July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 

HUBBARD, LUTHER P., Jr. Co. I; b. New York; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. April 
22, *6i, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; 
app. Corp. July 16, *6i; resigned warrant. May 28, '62; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

HUDSON, THOMAS. Co. D; substitute; b. England; age 19; cred. Clarksville; enl. Oct. 
17, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

HUDSON, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. Chester, Vt. ; age 40; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; 
must, in June i, '61 ; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; transf. to i Co. (after- 
wards 130 Co.), 2 Battl., V. R. C; to Co. I, 9 V. R. C; disch. June 6, '64, Washington, 
D. C. Died Dec, '88, Candia. 

HUGGINS, AMASA S. Co. B; b. Cornish; age 43; enl. for i yr. Transf. from 13 N. H., 
June 21, '6s; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Pittsburg. 



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HUGHES, WILLIAM. Co. F; b. Scotland; age 22; crcd. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. 

April II, '64; gained from desertion April 17, '64; sentenced by court martial to be shot 

to death, and G. O. 123, Dept. of Va., directs that he be shot to death within 48 hours 

after order is read to him. No further record in Adjt. Gen's, office. 
HUNKINS, MOSES A. Co. I; b. Sanbomton; age 33; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, 

forsmos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 7, '61; disch. 

disab. Aug. 8, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, 7 N. H. and V. R. C. P. O. 

ad. Windham Depot. 
HUNT, ISRAEL T. Co. D; b. Nashua; age 19; res. Nashua; enl. May 10, '61; must, in 

June I, '61; app. Muse.; disch. Sept. 2, '61, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, 

Hosp. Steward 4 N; H. P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
HUNT, LUCIUS F. Co. A; b. Marlborough; age 21; res. Marlborough; enl. April 25, '61, 

for3mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; disch. 

disab. July 29, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. F, 2 U. S. S. S. 

P. O. ad. Rutland, Vt. 
HUNT, MERRILL N. Co. G; b. Bath; age 21; res. Bath; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '6i, as Corp.; captured 

June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va. ; paroled July 25, '63. Died, disease, Aug. 29, '62, 

Annapolis, Md. 
HUNTER, JACK. Co. H; b. Canada; age 23; res. Canada; cred. Lisbon; enl. Dec. 2, '63; 

des. June 2, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. 
HUNTER, SANFORD L. Co. D; subsdtute; b. Troy, N. Y.; age 21. Transf. from 10 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
HUNTOON, NORMAN. Co. C; b. Canada; age 18; res. Coaticook, Can.; cred. Epsom; 

enl. Nov. 25, '63; disch. April 27, '67, to date Dec. 19, '65, Boston, Mass. P. O. ad. 

Bridgeport, Cal. 
HUNTRESS, CHARLES E. Co. K; b. Worcester, Mass.; age 20; res. Portsmouth; enl. 

April 22, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, 

'61. Died, disease, Sept. 20, '62, Alexandria, Va. 
HURD, GEORGE. Co. H; b. North Berwick, Me.; age 18; res. Concord; enl. Feb. 13, '62; 

must, in Feb. 28, '62; disch. disab. Jan. 28, '63, Boston, Mass. 
HURD, NELSON. Co. G; b. France; age "40"; res. Peterborough; enl. April 27, '6i, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 24, *6i, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61; wd. and capt. 

July 21, *6i, Bull Run, Va. ; paroled May 28, '62; disch. wds. June 3, '63, Concord. Sub- 
sequent service, Co. B, 13 V. R. C. 
HURD, WARREN H. Co. A; b. Keene; age 18; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; captured June 30, '62, 

White Oak Swamp, Va. ; exchanged; app. Corp. Jan. i, '63; disch. Dec. 22, '63, to accept 

promotion. Subsequent service, i Lt. and Capt. 23 U. S. C. T. P. O. ad. Anthony, Kan. 
HUTCHINS, MARSHALL. Co. C; b. Littleton; age 28. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, 

'65; 'des. Sept. 8, '65, Tappahannock, Va. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
HUTCHINS. SeeHitchins. 
HUTCHINSON, ALBERT. Co. G; b. East Wilton; agej22; res. Franconia; enl. June i, 

'61 ; must, in June 5, '61 ; killed Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. 
HUTCHINSON, ISAAC NEWTON. Co. G; b. Milford; age 18; res. Wilton; enl. Aug. 5, 

'62; must, in Aug. 21, '62; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. Sept. i, '64; 1 Sergt. March 18, 

'65; disch. June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. In State service from May 6, '61, to June 10, 

'61, when discharged by order of the Governor. P. O. ad. Wilton. 
HUTCHINSON, JAMES W. Co. G; b. Milford; age 22; res. Wilton; enl. April 30, '6i, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; must, out June 

21, '64. Died Nov. 2, '85, Wilton. 
HUTCHINSON, TIMOTHY N. Co.G; b. Milford; age 21; res. Haverhill; enl. May 24, '61; 

must, in June 5, '61 ; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; wd. and missing July 2, '63, Get- 
tysburg, Pa.; gained from missing; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Bridgeport, Conn. 
HUTTON, JAMES A. Co. C; b. Carlisle, Pa. ; age 21; res. Portsmouth; enl. Sept. 7, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, *6i, as Muse; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. Sept. 



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1, '64; I Sergt, June 18, '65; 2 Lt. Aug. 23, '65: must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 
HUTTON, SAMUEL. Band; b. Manchester, Eng.; age i8; enl. Sept. 7, '61, at Philadelphia, 

Pa.; must, in Sept. 23, '61, as Muse.; captured June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va.; 

paroled Aug. 3, '62; transf. to Co. D; re-cnl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. 
HYDE, THOMAS C. Co. B; b. Ireland; age 18; res. Walpole; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; to Co. A, May 31, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
HYNES. SeeHines. 
INGALLS, WILLIAM B. Co. I; b. Shelburne; age 21; res. Shelbume; enl. for 9 months. 

Transf. from 17 N. H., April 16, '63. Died, disease, July 24, '63, Frederick, Md. 
INGERSON, HIRAM, alias Stephen Smith. Co. G; substitute; b. Canada; age 38; cred. 

Carroll; enl. Oct. 10, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Lyman. 
ISHAM, CHARLES H. Co. A; b. Surry; age 18; res. Walpole; enl. May i, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, '61; wd. June 25, '62, Oak 

Grove, Va. ; disch. disab. Feb. 20, '63, New York city. P. O. ad. Baldwinsville, Mass. 
JACKMAN, ENOCH F. Co. G; b. Woodstock; age 23; res. Landaff; enl. April 29, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Corp.; cap- 
tured Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; paroled Sept. 3, '62; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; 

disch. July 27, '63, Point Lookout, Md., to accept promotion. Subsequent service, i Lt. 

Co. C, 6 U. S. C. T. Died April, '83, Cody's Bluff, I. T. 
JACKMAN, LEVI W. Co. F; b. Shelbume; age 19; res. Shelburne; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; disch. Oct. 22, '63, to date Oct. 9, '63, Concord. Killed Jan. 

20, '77, on Grand Trunk Railroad. 
JACKSON, ALFRED S. Co. B; b. Shelbume; age 18; res. Lancaster; enl. for 9 mos. Tr. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; to Co. H, May 31, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; 

disch. Sept. 16, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Waltham, Mass. 
JACKSON, CHARLES. Co. D; b. New Durham; age 28; res. South Berwick, Me.; enl. 

April 29, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May to, '6z, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, 

'61; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Farmington; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Farmington. 
JACKSON, GEORGE A. Co. C; b. Keene; age 21; res. Windham; enl. for 9 mos. Trapsf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. 
JACKSON, JOHN. Co. F; (colored under cook) ; b. Northumberland, Va. ; age 28; res. St. 

Mary's county, Md. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; must out Dec. 19, '65. 
JACKSON, JOHN J. Co. H; b. England; age 23; cred. Pembroke; enl. Nov. 14, '63; app. 

Sergt. Oct. I, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JACKSON, PETER. Co. D; substitute; b. Scotland; age 22; cred. Kingston; enl. Oct. 10, 

'64, for I year; app. Corp. May i, '65; disch. Oct. 20, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
JACKSON, WILLARD A. Co. I; b. Portland, Me.; age 27; res. Lancaster; enlisted for 9 

mos. Transf. from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; disch. disab. May 16, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. 

Nashua. 
JACOBSEN, CARSTER. Co. G; b. Denmark; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Dec. i, '63: 

app. Corp. Feb. i, 65; Sergt. April i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JAMES, JOHN. Co. I; b. East Kingston; age 18; cred. East Kingston; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 

app. Corp. Jan. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JAMES, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; des. 

Jan. 18, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
JAMESON, EDWARD C. Co. F; b. England; age 24; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Pena- 

cook). Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JANOHOW, JOHN. Co. F; b. Germany; age 28; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 2i,'63; des. 

Dec. 7, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
JANVRIN, JOSEPH E. Co. K; b. Exeter; age 22; res. Exeter; enl. May 21, '61; must, in 

June 8, '61 ; disch. to date Nov. 30, '62, to accept promotion. Subsequent service, Asst. 

Surg. 15 N. H. P. O. ad. New York city. 
JAQUITH, DANA S. Co. A; b. Hollis; age 25; res. Jaffrey; enl. April 27, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; captured July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va. ; exchanged; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. East Jaffrey. 



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JEFFRIES, WALLACE. Co. A; b. England; age 28; crcd. Merrimack; enl. Nov. 23, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JENNtSS, HENRY ORIN. Co. D; b. Wolfeborough ; age 23; res. Conconi; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June i, *6i; must, 

out June 21, '64. Died Feb. 24, '74, Nottingham. 
JENSON, JENS. Co. F; b. Germany; age 20; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 19, '63. Died, dis- 
ease, Dec. 14, '64, Fort Monroe, Va. 
JEWELL, ELBRIDGE E. Co. A; b. Winchester; age 23; res. Winchester; enl. April 25, 

'61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, *6i ; disch, 

disab. July 29, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service (drafted), Corp. Co. F, 5 N. 

H. Died Aug. 19, '90, Winchester. 
JEWETT, CHARLES E. Co. F; b. New Hampshire; age 23; res Gilford; enl. April 20, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in ; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 4, '61 ; killed Aug. 

29, '62, Bull Run, Va. 
JILLSON, ANSON R. Co. A; b. Richmond; age 21; res. Swanzey; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. and must, in for 3 yrs. May 22, '61; disch. disab. July 29, '61, 

Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Co. F, 2 U. S. S. S.; killed May 8, '64, Laurel 

Hill, Va., while on duty with i N. H. Light Batty. 
JOHNSON, BERNARD. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 27; res. Strafford; enl. April 26, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. July 21, '61, 

Bull Run, Va. ; must, out June 21, '64. 
JOHNSON, CHARLES. Co. A; b. New Brunswick; age 23; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 23, 

'63; app. Corp. July i, '64; des. Nov. 14, '64, Hampton, Va. 
JOHNSON, DANIEL. Co. B; b. Stewartstown ; age 19; res. Stewartstown. Transf. from 13 

N. H., June 21, '65; disch. Sept. 25, '65, Concord. 
JOHNSON, GEORGE C. Co. K; b. Raymond; age 18; res. Raymond; enl. April 18, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; must, out 

June 21, '64. 
JOHNSON, GEORGE H. Co. I; b. Hill; age 27; res. Deerfield; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not jmist. in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; disch. disab. 

Sept. 30, '62, Newark, N. J. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
JOHNSON, GUY W. Co. B; b. New Hampshire; age 40; res. Strafford. Transf. from 13 

N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Strafford. 
JOHNSON, HENRY. Co. D; substitute; b. Denmark; age 22; cred. Carroll; enl. Oct. 8, 

'64. Died, disease, Oct. 13, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
JOHNSON, HENRY H, Co. A; b. Walpole; age 22; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Corp.; disch. 

disab. July 29, '61, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Mount Vernon, Ohio. 
JOHNSON, JAMES. Co. A; substitute; b. Lancashire, Eng. ; age 39; res. Portsmouth. 

Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JOHNSON, JAMES. Co. D; b. Lancaster County, Pa.; age 19; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 

27, '63; must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. July 9, '64, near Petersburg, Va. 
JOHNSON, JOHN. Co. D; substitute; b. Sweden; age 31; cred. Wolfeborough; enl. Oct. 

5, '64; des, July 19, '65, Manchester, Va. 
JOHNSON, JOHN. Co. E; substitute; b. New Brunswick; age 21; cred. Hampton Falls; 

enl. Dec. 2, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JOHNSON, JOSEPH. Co. H; b. Atkinson; age 21; res. Atkinson; cred. Holdemess; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63; app. Corp. July i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JOHNSON, PETER. Co. E; substitute; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Portsmouth; enl. Dec. 

6, '64; des. Sept. 14, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
JOHNSON, PETER. Co. G; b. Holland; age 26; cred. Nashua;Eenl. Nov. 30, '63; transf. 

to U. S. Navy, April 30, '64. 
JOHNSON, WILLIAM. Co. A; b. Scotland; age 20; cred. Manchester. Transf. from 10 N. 

H., June 21, '65; des. Nov. 23, '65, from hosp., Fredericksburg, Va. 
JOHNSON, WILLIAM. Co, D; b. Somersett County, Ind.; age 21; cred. Dunbarton; enl. 

Nov. 27, '63; must, in Nov. 28, '63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, V^.; disch. June 30, 

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JOHNSON, WILLIAM. Co. D: substitute; b. Nova Scotia; age 30; cred. Grantham; cnl. 

Oct. 6, '64; app. Sergt. Nov. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
JOHNSON, WILLIAM. Co. H; b. Prussia; age 27; res. New York city; cred. Lisbon; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63; des. Oct. 15, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
JOHNSON, WILLIAM. Co. K; (alias for Edward Conley). 
JOHNSON, WILLIAM H. Co. E; substitute; b. Manchester, Eng.; age 23; cred. Plaistow; 

enl. Dec. 5, '64; des. Sept. 14, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
JONES, BURLEIGH K. Co. B; b. Cornish; age 21; res. Hopkinton; enl. Aug. 2, '61; must. 

in Sept. 20, '61; wd. June 25, '62, Oak Grove, Va. Died of wounds July i, '62, on hosp. 

ship ** St. Mark," Hampton Roads, Va. 
JONES, CHARLES. Co. F; b. Boston, Mass.; age 18; cred. Enfield; enl. Nov. 11, '63; des. 

June 4, '64, from Gen. Hosp., David's Isl., N. Y. Harbor, 
JONES, CHARLES E. Co. D; b. Milton; age 18; res. Milton; enl. April 30, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Feb. i, '63; 

Sergt. Nov. 27, '63; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. i Sergt. July 1, '64; i Lt. May 20, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Nat. Military Home, Wis. 
JONES, CHARLES H. Co. C; b. Nottingham; age 18; res. Deerfield; enl.. Sept. 2, '61; 

must, in Sept. 9, '61 ; des. May 24, '63, Concord ; apprehended ; disch. Aug. 23, '64, near 

Petersburg, Va. P. O. ad. Groveland, Mass. * 

JONES, CHRISTIE L. Co. D; b. Milton; age 19; res. Milton; cnl. April 30, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; missing July 21, 

'61, Bull Run, Va.; gained from missing; disch. July 30, '62; re-enl. Aug. 11, '62; must. 

in Aug. 19, '62; wd. June, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; app. Corp. July i, '64; Sergt. Sept. 18, 

'64; disch. June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. P. O. ad. Milton. 
JONES, GEORGE A. Co. E; b. Concord; age 20; res. Concord; enl. April 17, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must. in. June 3, '61, as Corp.; app. 

Sergt. Dec, '61; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died wds. July 8, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
JONES, HENRY L. Co. G; b. Washington; age 18; res. Washington; enl. May 9, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enL May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61. Died, disease, 

Nov. 14, '61, Hill Top, Md. 
JONES, JOHN. Co. D; b. Newfoundland; age 24; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must, in 

Nov. 28, '63; des. Jan. 5, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
JONES, JOHN. Co. F; b. New Brunswick; age 25; cred. Wilton; enl. Nov. 20, '63; des. 

March 4, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
JONES, JOHN W. Co. E; b. Rye; age 18;. res. South Newjnarket; enl. May 3, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 7, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; app. Corp.; cap- 
tured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died Nov. i, '64, Andersonville, Ga. 
JONES, JONATHAN, Jr. Co. F; b. Alton; age 42; res. Alton; enl. May 23, '61; must, in 

June 4, '61 ; disch. disab. May 16, '63, Concord. 
JONES, JOSIAH. Co. E; b. Roxbury, Mass.; age 18; res. Stratham; enl. May 8, '61; must. 

in June 3, '61 ; disch. disab. May X2, '63. 
JONES, LUTHER D. Co. B; b. Deerfield; ag^ 22; res. Hopkinton; enl. Aug. 2, '61; must. 

in Sept. I, '61; disch. Aug. 31, '64, Bermuda Hundred, Va. Served in State service. Ft. 

Constitution, April 17, '61, to July 12, '61. P. O ad. Concord. 
JONES, PATRICK. Co. E; substitute; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Goshen; enl. Dec. 6, '64; 

des. July i, '65, Manchester, Va. 
JONES, SAMUEL. Co. E; substitute; b. Newfoundland; age 26; cred. Portsmouth; enl. 

Dec. 5, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
J0NE:S, THOMAS. Co. C; b. Ir«land; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; wd. 

severely June 30, '64, Petersburg, Va. ; disch. disab. Feb. 8, '65, Point Lookout, Md. 
JONES, THOMAS. Co. E; substitute; b. Scotland; age 27; cred. Bartlett; enl. Oct. 11, '64; 

must, our Dec. 19, '65. 
JONES, WILLIAM. Co.D; b. Wales; age 25; cred. Bedford; enl. Nov. 16, '63; des. Nov. 

30, '64, from hosp.. Point Lookout, Md. 
JOSLIN, HENRY H. Co. H; b. Jaffrey; age 21; res. Jaffrey, enl. Sept. 10, '61; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. May 20, '62, Doncaster, Md. Subsequent service, 14 N. H. 

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JOSLIN, JOSEPH H. Co. A; b. Jaffrey; age 21; res. Jaffrey; cnl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 22, *6i, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, '61; app. Corp. Dec. i, 

'63; must, out June 21, '64. 
JOSLIN, JOSEPH R. Co. H; b. Jaffrey; age 26; res. Jaffrey; enl. Sept. 10, '61; must, in 

Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. June 16, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. A, i N. 

H. Cav. Died April 16, '78, New York city. 
JOSLIN, LEVI J. Co. G; b. Sharon; age 29; res. Mason; enl. May 20, '61: must, in June 

5, '61; app. Corp. Sept. i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Nat. Home, Togus,Me. 
JOSLYN, JOHN K. Co. A; b. Surry; age 25; res. Surry; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; not 

must, in; re-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; app. Corp. Sept. 1, '61; 

must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Kansas City, Mo. 
JOY, SAMUEL M. Co. H; b. North Berwick, Me.; age 20; res. Somersworth; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; 

captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled; exchanged Oct. 25, '62; disch. disab. June 

23. '63. Subsequent service, Sergt. 1 Co. N. H. Vol. H. Art. P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
JUDD, MICHAEL. Co. F; b. New York; age 21; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 17, '63; des. 

Dec. 10, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
JUNGHAUS, GUSTAVE, Co. C; substitute; b. Hanover, Ger.; age 21. Transf. from 10 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Chicago, 111. 
JUSTICE, ROBERT. Unassigned; b. England; age 33; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, 

'63; assigned to 2 N. H., but failed to join that regiment, and served in Co. I, 3 N.H., 

until must, out, June 20, '65. 
KAIME. See Came. 
KAISER, ALBERT. Co. B; b. Prussia; age 22; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, '63; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Portsmouth. 
KANE, PETER. Co. D; b. Rochester, N. Y.; age 27; res. Dover; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. 

June 21, '62. Accidentally killed Dec. 9, '89, Jersey City, N. J. 
KARR. SeeCarr. 
KASKIE, SAMUEL. Unassigned; b. Russia; age 23; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

supposed to have deserted en route to regiment. Is also reported as assigned to iz N. H. 
KASSON, HARRY B. Co. B; b. Newbury, Vt.; age 21; res. Haverhill; enl. April 24, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; app. Corp.; 

captured July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. Died, disease, Aug. 12, '64, Andersonville, Ga. 
KASSON, WILLIAM W. Co. B; b. Newbury, Vt.; age 27; res. Haverhill; enl. May 27, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Wagoner; di^ch. disab. March 3, '63, Newark, N. J. Subsequent 

service, i and 2 Vt. Light Battys., prom, to 2 Lt. P. O. ad. East Somerville, Mass. 
KAVANAH, JOHN. Unassigned; substitute; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Bridgewater; enl. 

Dec. 6, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, Boston, Mass. 
KAVANAH. See Cavanaugh. 
KEARNS, PATRICK. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 29; res. Natick, Mass.; enl. Msy 27, '61; 

must, in June 5, '61; killed July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. 
KEEGAN, MICHAEL. Co. G; b. Ireland; age 28; cred. Epsom; enl. Dec. i, '63; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. 
KEENAN, THOMAS. Co. B; substitute; b. Andover, Mass.; age 23. Transf. from 13 N. 

H., June 21, '65; dishon. disch. in compliance with S. O. 603, W. D., A. G. O., dated 

Nov. 16, '65. P. O. ad. Marble Hill, Mo. 
KELLEY, DAVID. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 21; cied. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; transf. to U. 

S. Navy April 30, '64. 
KELLEY, JOHN. Co. A; b. St. John's, N. B.; age 22. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
KELLEY, JOHN. Co. C; b. Baltimore, Md.; age 28. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, '65; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
KELLEY, JOHN. Co. K; b. England; age 30; res. Manchester; cred. Canaan; enl. Dec. 3» 

'63; wd.'June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; des. Nov. 10, '64, while on furlough. 
KELLEY, WILLIAM. Co. C; b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; wd. 

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KELLEY, WILLIAM J. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 18; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must. 

in Nov. 28, '63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; transf. from Mt. Pleasant. Gen. Hosp.,. 

Washington, D. C, June 16, '64. No further record. 
KELLIHER, MICHAEL. Co. B; b. Great Britain; age 23; res. Newport; enl. May 18, '61; 

must, in June z, '6z; accidentally wounded; disch. wds. Aug. 9, '61, Bladensburg, Md. 
KELPIE, JAMES. Co. I; b. Liverpool, Eng.; age 20; cred. Newmarket; enl. Dec. 2, '63; 

turned over to Provost Marshal April 30, '64, Williamsburg, Va., as a deserter from U. S. 

Navy. 
KELSO, WILLIAM C. Co. C; b. Danvers, Mass.; age 35; res. New Boston; enl. May 9, 

'6z ; must, in June i, '61 ; must, out June 24, '64. P. O. ad. Goffstown. 
KEMPTON, WILLARD C. F. andS.; b. Croydon; age 24; res. Plainfield; app. 2 Asst. 

Surg, Aug. 16, '65, and must, in as such Aug. 36, '65 ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. Prior ser- 
vice, Hosp. Steward 15 N. H., and Asst. Surg. 7 H. Art., U. S. C. T. Died Dec. 21, '95, 

Lancaster. 
KEMPTON, WILLARD H. Co. B; b. Croydon; age 20; res. Hopkinton; enl. Aug. 9, '62; 

must, in Aug. 11, '62; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; app. Corp. July i, '64; disch. 

June 9, '65, Manchester, Va. P. O. ad. Reed's Ferry. 
KEN ASTON, EDGAR D. Co. I; b. Vermont; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3'yrs.; must, in June 7, '61. Died, 

disease, March 4, '62, Camp Beaufort, Md. 
KENASTON, EDWIN R. Co. I; b. Woodbury, Vt.; age 33; i«s. Manchester; enl. Aug. 12, 

'61; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; transf. to 143 Co., 2 Battl., V. R. C, Apr. 

10, '64; disch. Aug. 27, '64, Baltimore, Md. P. O. ad. Nat. Military Home, Ohio. 
KENASTON. Sec Kennison and Keniston. 
KENDALL, JOHN A. Co. B; b. Concord; age 22; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 6, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; disch. disab. Sept. 19, '62. Subsequent service. Landsman U. S. Navy. 
KENDALL, WILLIAM G. Co. C; b. Bedford: age 21; res. Bedford; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

in June i, '61. Died Nov. 25, '61, Budd's Ferry, Md. 
KENNELL, JOHN. Co. F; b. Germany; age 33; cred. Merrimack; enl. Nov. 21, '63; des. 

April II, '64, Yorktown, Va.; gained from des. July 29, J' 64; app. Corp. Sept. i, '64; 

Sergt. June i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
KENNELLY, PATRICK, alias William Smith. Co. E; b. Nova Scotia; age 22; cred. Nash- 
ua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must, in Nov. 28, '63; disch. disab. Aug. 30, '64, Willet's Point, N. 

Y. Harbor. Died Sept. 18, '64, Boston, Mass. 
KENNEY, JOHN. Co. G; b. Salem, Mass.; age 24; res. Mason; enl. May i, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 20, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; must, out June 21, '64. 

P. O. ad. Milford. 
KENNEY, THOMAS. Co. B; b. New York; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 24, '63; 

des. Feb. 3, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
KENNEY, THOMAS. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 21; res. Stewartstown ; enl. April 26, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; missing July 2, 

'63, Gettysburg, Pa. No further record. 
KENNISON, JOHN. Co. H; b. Concord, Vt.; age 28; res. Concord, Vt.; cred. Cornish; 

enl. Dec. i, '63; disch. disab. May 12, '64, Williamsburg, Va. 
KENNISON. See Kenaston and Kiniston. 
KENNISTON. See Kenaston, Kennison, and Kiniston. 
KENNY. SeeCanney. 
KERBY, THOMAS. Co. K; b. England; age 27; res. Boston, Mass.; cred. Canaan; enl. 

Dec. 3, '63; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
KERLEY. See Curley. 
KEYES, FRANKLIN L. Co. B; b. Lee, Mass.; age 28; res. Concord; enl. May 16, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; disch. disab. Nov. 27, '62, Philadelphia, Pa. P. O. ad. Portsmouth. 
KIDDER, ALDEN T. Co. D; b. Dresden, Me.; age 18; res. Somcisworth; enl. June i, '61; 

must, in June i, '61; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; released; must, out June 21, 

'64. P. O. ad. Somersworth. 
KIDDER, SAMUEL A. Co. C; b. Goffstown; age 18; res. Goffstown; enl. May 9, '61; must. 



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in June i, '6i; must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Sergt. Co. H, i N. H. Cav. 

P. O. ad. Goffstown Center. 
KILEY, JOSEPH. Co. F; b. Canada; age 36; res. Whitefield; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. from 

17 N. H. April 16, '63; killed July 2, "63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
KILLEN, HENRY. Co. E; b. Germany; age 21. Transf. from 12 N. H., June 21, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
KIMBALL,. BENJAMIN. Co. K; b. Wolfeborough ; age 21. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, 

'65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. Drowned Dec. 19, '70, Wolfeborough. 
KIMBALL, CHARLES H. Co. K; b. Kittery, Me.; age 23; res. Portsmouth; enl. for 9 

mos. Transf. from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. Died Sept. 3, '83. 
KIMBALL, HUBBARD S. Co. F; b. Vermont; age 25; cred. Franklin; enl. Nov. 17, '63; 

disch. disab. Dec. 13, '64, Willet's Point, N. Y. 
KING, ANTHONY. Co. E; substitute; b. France; age 23; cred. Danbury; enl. Dec. 8, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. Died May 18, '82, Carson City, Nevada. 
KING, ASA J. Co. F; b. Jefferson; age 18; res. Jefferson; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. from 17 

N. H. April 16, '64; disch. Sept. 10, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Lancaster. 
KING, JOHN. Co. B; substitute; b. Canada; age 23; cred. Erroll; enl. Oct. 5, '64; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
KING, JOHN H. Co. F; b. New York; age 19; res, Worcester, Mass.; cred. Langdon; enl. 

Nov. 30, '63; des. Feb. 2, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
KING, LOUIS. Co. E; b. Canada; age 20; res. Canada; cred. Rochester; enl. Nov. 25, '63; 

disch. to date Sept. 14, '65. P. O. ad. West Bay City, Mich. 
KING, THOMAS. Go. E; substitute; b. London, Eng.; age 21; cred. Freedom; enl Oct. 4, 

'64; des. Sept. 14, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
KING, WILLIAM S. Co. K; b. Franklin, Mass.; age 25; res. West Newbury, Mass.; enl. 

May 21, '61; must, in June 8, '61; app. Coip. Sept. i, '62; Sergt. June 30, '63; wd. July 

2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Haverhill, Mass. 
KINGSLEY, CHARLES W. Co. D; substitute; b. Kerry, Ir.; age 22. Transf. from 10 N. 

H. June 21, '65; des. from hospital. No further record. 
KINISTON, WILLIAM H. Co. K; b. Montpelier, Vt. ; age 21; res. Deerfield; enl. Mays, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs, ; must, in June 8, *6i. Died, 

disease, Aug. 4, '61, Washington, D. C. 
KINISTON. See Kenaston and Kennison. 
KIRNEN, THOMAS. Co. F; b. Boston, Mass.; age 19; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; 

des. April 6, '64 : apprehended ; returned to duty July 27, '64 ; reported on muster out roll 

as absent sick. No further record. 
KIRNEY, JOHN. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 32; cred. Sharon; enl. Nov. 30, '63; de$. April 12, 

'64; joined from des. July 29, '64; des. to the enemy Nov. 4, '64, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
KLEMEIER, HENRY A. Co. F; b. Germany; age 20; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 19, '63; 

reported on muster out roll dated Dec. 19, '65, as absent sick. No further record. 
KNAPP, JOHN. Co. F; b. Franklin; age 23; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; disch. Dec. 4, 

'65, Fredericksburg, Va. P. O. ad. Campo, Cal. 
KNIGHT, JOHN W. Co. K; b. Burrilvillc, R. I.; age 21; res. Dublin; enl. March 25, '62; 

must in June 8, '62; disch. disab. July 31, '63, Concord. P, O. ad. Litchfield, Minn. 
KNIGHT, WILLIAM T. Co. E; b. Northwood; age 19; res. Pittsfield; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs,; must, in June 3, '61; disch. 

disab. Aug. 24, '61, Bladensburg, Md. Subsequent service, Corp. Co. B^ 12 N. H.; killed 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
KNIGHTS, ROBERT. Co. B; b. Canada; age 23; res. Stewartstown. Transf.. from 13 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Stewartstown. 
KNOPS, BARTHOLOMEW. Co. E; substitute; b. France; age 40; cred. Unity; enl. Sept. 

22, '64; disch. July 26, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. 
KOHEN, JACOB. Co. B; substitute; b. Wurtemberg, Ger.; age 25. Transf. from 13 N. H. 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
KORNER, WILLIAM. Co. D; b. Germany; age 21; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

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KUSE, NATHAN E. Co. E; b. South Newmarket; age 19; res. South Newmarket; enl. 

May 3, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 35, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 3, '61, 

as Corp.; app. Sergt. May i, '63; wd. July 2, '63, and died wds. July 31, '63, Gettysburg, 

Pa. 
LABOUNTY, WILLIAM A. Co. F; b. Canada East; age 26; res. New Durham; enl. May 

6, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 16, '6z, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; wd. 

Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. Died wds. Sept. 16, '62, Alexandria, Va. 
LADD, GEORGE W. Co. B; b. Alexandria; age 22; res. Concord; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. Died wds. Sept. 25, '62, Georgetown, D. 

C. 
LADD, HIRAM K. Co. G; b. Haverhill; age 19; res. Haverhill; enl. April 20, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Sergt.; app. i 

Sergt. Jan. i, '62; 1 Lt. Co. I, July 31, '63; transf, to Co. G, Sept. i, '63; must, out June 

21, '64. Subsequent service, 2 Lt., pro. i Lt. Co. A, 18 N. H. Died April 7, '67, Haver- 
hill. 
LAGUE, JOSEPH. Co. E; b. Canada; age 20; res. Canada; cred. Rochester; enl. Nov. 25, 

'63; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LAHEY, DENNIS. Co. F; b. Montreal, Can.; age 19. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; 

des. Sept. 7, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
LAIGHTON. SeeLeighton. 

LAIR, GEORGE, Co. A; b. Maine; age 38; cred. Webster; enl. Nov. 24, '63. Died, dis- 
ease, June 24, '64, Hampton, Va. 
LAKE, BENJAMIN J. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 28; res. Portsmouth; must, in June 8, 

'61, as Wagoner; captured May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; released; disch. as Private, 

May 22, '62, Washington, D. C. In State service, "Goodwin Guards," from April 19, '61, 

to May 28, '61, when disch. by Governor. P. O. ad. Portsmouth. 
LAMBERT, JOHN H. Co. E; b. Portsmouth; age 19; cred. Portsmouth. Transf. from 17 

N. H. April 16, '63 ; must, out Oct. 19, '63. Died Oct. 22, '84, Biddeford, Me. 
LAMBLE, WILLIAM. Co. E; b. England; age 18; res. Boston, Mass. Transf. from 12 N. 

H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LAMPREY, DANIEL. Co. E; b. Concord; age 27; res. Concord; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; app. Corp, June 

I, '62; wd. June 25, '62, Oak Grove, Va.; disch. wds. Oct. 10, '62, Fairfax Seminary, Va. 

P. O. ad. Hopkinton. 
LAMPREY, HORACE A. Co. B; b. Groton; age 19; res. Concord; enl. May 27, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; wd. June 25, '62, Oak Grove, Va. Died wds. June 26, '62, on hosp, boat 

"St, Mark." 
LAMPREY, JOHN. Co. E; b. Concord; age 22; res. Concord; enl. April 18, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; app. Corp. June i, '62: 

must, out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Co. E, 24 V. R. C. P. O. ad. Concord. 
LAMPREY, JOHN L. Co. B; b. Gilmanton; age 20; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; transf. to 136 Co., 2 Battl., I. 

C, March 15, '64; disch. Jnne 28, '64, Concord. P. O. ad. Lawrence, Mass. 
LANDRESS, CHARLES. Co. F; b. France; age 33; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. 

April 12, '64, Yorktown, Va.; returned July 29, '64; des. Sept. 28, '64. 
LANE, HENRY H. Unassigned; age 20; cred. Ossipee; enl. April 6, '63 ; must, in April 7, 

'63; des. April 29, '63. 
LANE, JOHN. Co. D; b. Long Island, N. Y.; age 33; cred. Manchester; enl, Nov. 27, '63: 

must, in Nov. 28, '63; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Eugenia, Or. 
LANE, NATHANIEL F. Co. A; b. Swanzey; age 22; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; killed May 5, 

'62, Williamsburg, Va. 
LANE, PERKINS C. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 21; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61, as Corp.; 

transf. to Co. D, 2 Cav., U. S. A., Oct. 27, '62; disch. as Priv. April 7, '65, Annapolis, 

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LANE. Sec Layne. 

LANG, CHARLES A. Co. B; b. Georgetown, Mass.; age 33; res. Boscawen; enl. May 13^ 

'61 ; must, in June i, '61 ; dasch. disab. July 31, '61, to date July «9, '61, Washington, D. 

C. P. O. ad. Harrison, Me. 
LANG, JOHN. Co. F; b. Finland; age 36; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 19, '63; transf. to U. S. 

Navy April 30, '64. 
LANG, LOWELL Y. Co. I; b. Pittsfield; age 45; <«•. Greenland. Transf. from 17 N. H. 

April 16, '63; dasch. disab. May 39, '63, Concord. 
LANG, THOMAS M. Co. B; b. Georgetown, Mass.; age 36; res. Boscawen; enl. May as, 

'61; must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Dec. i, '61; wd. June 35, '63, Oak Grove, Va.; 

disch. wds. March 13, '63, Philadelphia, Pa. P. O. ad. Concord. 
LANGLEY, SAMUEL G. Co. I; b. Nottingham: age 36; res. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; 

app. X Lt. and Adjt. June 4, '61, and must, in as such June 7, '61 ; resigned Oct. 7, '6x, to 

accept promotion. Subsequent service, Lt. Col. 5 N. H. Died April 38, '69, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
LANGMAID, JOSEPH G. Co. K; b. Harrington; age 36; res. Lee; enl. Aug. 37, '61; disch. 

Aug. 33, '64, near Petersburg, Va. P. O. ad. Lee. 
LANGTRY, GEORGE. Co. H; b. St. Johns, Can.; age 39; res. Boston, Mass.; enl. May 

37, '61 ; must, in June 5, *6x ; captured July 31, '6x, Bull Run, Va. Died July 31, *6x. 
LANPHERE, ORLANDO M. Co. A; b. Dublin, Ir.; age 30; res. Keene; enl. Aug. 19, '61; 

must, in Aug. 34, '61 ; disch. Aug. 34, '64, Concord. 
LANSON, WILLIAM. Co. K; b. New Hampshire; age 33; enl. Dec. 8, '63, at Concord; des. 

Oct. 15, '65, Heathsville, Va. 
LANTOT, DALFILS. Co. F; b. Canada; age 18; res. Canada; cred. Hillsborough; enl. 

Nov. x4, '63; must, out Dec. X9, '65. P. O. ad. Attleborough, Mass. 
LAPIERE, FRANK. See Jean Pierie. 
LARION, PETER. Co. F; b. Champlain, N. Y.; age X9; cred. Sharon; enl. Nov, 30, '63. 

Died Aug. i, '64, Fort Monroe, Va. 
LARSON, JOHN. Co. D; b. Norway; age 38; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 37, '63; must, in 

Nov. 38, '63; des. April 9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
LARSON, PETER. Co. C; b. Norway; age 35; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 37, '63; des. 

April II, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
LASKEY, WILLIAM. Co. A; b. Norway; age 34; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 34, '63; des. 

April 9, '64, Yorktown, Va. 
LAURA, LEWIS. Co. K; b. Canada; age 33; cred. Cornish; enl. Dec. 4, '63; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Hermon, N. Y. 
LAURELL, LEVI. Co. H; b, Canada; age 33; res. Montreal, Can.; cred. Bath; enl. Dec. 

3, '63; des. to the enemy Oct. 31, '64, Chaflin's Farm, Va. 
LAVAILE, STEPHEN. Co. F; substitute; b. Canada; age 33; cred. New Hampton; enl. 

Dec. 6, '64 ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LAVINE, EDWARD. Co. E; b. Burlington, Vt.; age 35; res. Newton; enl. May 17, '61; 

must, in June 3, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 39, '61, Washington, D. C. 
LAVOY, JOSEPH. Co. I; b. Woodstock, Vt.; age 18; res. Claremont; enl. April 3o, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-eni. May 3i, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; transf. to Co. 

B, 3 Cav., U. S. A., Oct. 37, '63; disch. Dec. 7, '64, Camp Russell, Va. P. O. ad. Clare- 
mont. 
LAWRENCE, ALANSON R. Co. A; b. Roxbury; age 19; res. Roxbury; enl. April 35, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 33, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, m May 31, '61. Died, dis- 
ease, Jan. 14, '63, Charles County, Md, 
LAWRENCE, CENTER H. Co. A; b. Troy; age 35; res. Troy; enl. May 3, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. May 33, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61, as Sergt.; app. Sergt. 

Maj. Aug. 31, '61; Adjt. Oct. 36, '63; disch. Oct. 31, '61, to accept promotion. Subseq. 

ssrvicc, Capt,, A. A. G., U. S. V,; Bvt. Major U. S. V., to date March 13, '65, for gallant 

and meritorious services during the war. P. O. ad. Washington, D. C. 
lAWRENCE, CHARLES E. Co. G; b. Newburyport, Mass.; age 33; res. Antrim; enl. 

April 37, *6i, for 3 mos.; not must, in; rc-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, 

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LAWRENCE, GEORGE. Co. C; b. Cornwall, Vt.; age 23; crcd. Epsom; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

des. Nov. 10, '65, Tappahannock, Va. 
LAWRENCE, GEORGE F. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 33: res. Manchester; enl. April 

22, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61; wd. 

July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Worcester, Mass. 
LAWRENCE, HOUGHTON. Co. D; b. Troy; age 42; res. Troy; enl. Sept. 6, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61; disch. disab. July 11, '62. Died April 10, '84, Troy. 
LAWRENCE, RICHARD A. Co. C; b. Mt. Holly, Vt.; age 25; res. Manchester; enl. May 

9, '61; must, in June 1, '61, as Sergt.; disch. disab. July 29, '61, Washington, D. C. Sub- 
sequent service, Co. K, N. H. Battl., i N. E. Cav. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
LAWRENCE, STILLMAN C. Co. G; substitute; b. Manchester; age 21. Transf. from 10 

N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LAWSON, WILLIAM H. Co. K; age 34; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 21, '61; must, in June 

8, '61. Died, disease, Sept. 8, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
LAYNE, SIMON. Co. B; substitute; b. Canada; age 24; cred. Clarksville; enl. Oct. 14, '64; 

des. Oct. '65, Fredericksburg, Va. P. O. ad. Manchester. 
LAYNE. See Lane. 
LEACH, JOHN H. Co. F; b. Moultonborough ; age 24; res. Moultonborough ; enl. May 6, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; disch. 

disab. Aug. 21, '61, Washington, D. C. 
LEAR, NATHANIEL M. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 mos.; not must. 

in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; disch. disab. July 31, '61, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Died April 7, '71. 
LEARNARD, ARTHUR T. Co. E; b. Chester; age 22: res. Chester; enl. May 20, '61; 

must, in June 3, '61, as Corp.; disch. disab. Aug. 10, '61, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. 

Derry. 
LEARY, JEREMIAH. Co. C; b. Boston, Mass.; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. Sept. 7, '61; 

must, in Sept. 17, '61; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Har- 
bor, Va.; app. Corp. Nov. i, '64; Sergt. Jan. i, '65; i Sergt. Nov-, i, '65; must, out Dec. 

19, '65. Died Nov. 25, '67, Nat. Home, Togus, Me. 
LEATHERS, ALPHONSO D. Co. D; b. Palmyra, Me.; age 19; res. Palmyra, Me.; enl. 

April 24, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, 

'61; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; released; app. Corp. Sept. i, '63; must, out as 

Priv. June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Dover. 
LEATHERS, JOHN W. P. Co. K; b. Dover; age 21; res. Barrington; enl. Aug. 27, '61; 

disch. disab. Sept. 30, '62, Washington, D. C. Died June 28, '65, Barrington. 
LEAVER, THOMAS B. Co. B; b. Nassau, N. B.; age 21; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61; 

must, in June i, '61, as Corp. ; app. Sergt. Nov. '61 ; killed June 25, '62, Oak Grove, Va. 
LEAVITT, ELBRIDGE A. Co. E; b. Hampton; age 43; res. Exeter; enl. May 18, '61; 

must, in June 3, '61 ; disch. disab. Oct. 16, '62, Portsmouth Grove, R. I. Subsequent 

service, Co. H, 13 V. R. C. Died Sept. 27, '87, Exeter. 
LEBLANC, OCTAVIUS. Co. E; b. Canada; age 20; res. Canada; cred. Rochester; enl. 

Nov. 25, '63; wd. June i, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. wds. June 16, '65, Chester, Pa. 

P. O. ad. Victoriaville, P. Q. 
LEBRUN, NARCISSE. Co. E; \^. Canada; age 28; res. Canada; cred. Rochester; enl. Nov. 

25, '63 ; disch. Nov. 23, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. 
LEDLOW, PATRICK. Unassigned; b. Ireland: age 22; cred. Canaan; enl. Dec. 6, '64; des. 

Dec. ID, '64, Boston, Mass. 
LEE, ALFRED. Co. F; b. Pennsylvania; age 26; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 18, '63; transf. 

to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
LEE, GEORGE. Co. F; substitute; b. London, Eng.; age 25; cred. Landaff; enl. Dec. 7, 

'64; des. March 15, '65, Kinsale, Va. 
LEE, JAMES. Co. H; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 18; res. Philadelphia, Pa.; cred. Cornish; 

enl. Dec. i, '63; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LEE, JOHN. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 25; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 16, '63; des. April i, '64, 

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LEE, JOHN. Unassigned; substitute; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Gk>shen; enl. and must, in 

Dec. 6, '64. No further record in Adjt. Genl's. office. 
LEE, LUCIUS. Co. E; (colored under cook); b. Heathville, Va.; age 16; res. St. Mary's 

county, Md. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec 19, '65. 
LEE, ROBERT. Co. D; b. Bristol, Pa.; age 23: cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must, in 

Nov, 28, '63; found guilty of desertion and sentenced by G. C. M. to hard labor during 

entire term of service at Fort Monroe, Va., and to forfeit all pay; confined April 12, '64, 

Norfolk, Va. ; transf. to Portsmouth, Va., July 30, '64. No further record in A. G. Office. 
LEE, THOMAS. Co. F; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; cred. Plainfield; enl. Dec. 6, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. National Home, Wis. 
LEE, WILLIAM. Co. K; b. Burlington, Vt.; age 29; res. Canada; cred. Piermont; enl. 

Dec. 3, '63; des. March 29, '65, while on furlough. 
LEES, THOMAS. Co. B; b. Manchester, Eng.; age 22; res. Durham; enl. May 24, '61: 

must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Nov., '61; Sergt. Jan, '62; i Sergt. April 29, '63; missing 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from missing; app. 2 Lt. July 10, '63; must, out 

June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Wolfeborough. 
LEET, EUGENE F. Co. E; b. Claremont; age 15; res. Claremont; enl. Sept. 11, '61; must. 

in Sept. 17, '61, as Muse. ; leg badly crushed by being run over by ambulance July 2, '62 ; 

disch. disab. Aug. 28, '62, Newark, N. J. Subsequent service, Co. B, 21 V. R. C. 
LE GRO, EBEN. Co. D; b. Lebanon, Me.; age 22; res. Lebanon, Me.; enl. Aug. 11, '61, at 

Concord; must, in Aug. 27, '61; wd. severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; disch. Aug. 

26, '64, near Petersburg, Va. P. O. ad. Lynn, Mass. 
LE GRO, EDGAR B. Co. B; b. Great Falls; age 22; res. Somersworth; enl. Aug. 8, '62; 

must, in Aug. 12, '62; app. Corp. May i, '63; Sergt., Sergt. Maj., and Adjt., July i, '64; 

Capt. Co. D, Nov. i, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. Died May 12, '79, Great Falls. 
LEIGHTON, ORIN S. Co. G; b. Littleton; age 26; res. Dublin; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61; disch. disab. 

Sept. II, '62. 
LEMONS, JOSEPH. Co. F; b. New York; age 22; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 20, '63; 

app. Corp. Feb. i, '64; Sergt. July i, '64; i Sergt. June 24, '65; 2 Lt. Sept. 20, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
LEONARD, JAMES. Co. E; substitute; b. Ireland; age 34; cred. Wolfeborough; enl. Oct. 

10, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LESCURE, LOUIS. Co. C; b. France; age 32; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; des. to 

the enemy Nov. 4, '64, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
LESIEUNE, FRANCIS. Co. H; b. Island Pond, Vt.; age 21; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, 

'63 ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LESLIE, EDWIN H. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 20; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 23, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-cnl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; disch. 

disab. July 31, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Sergt. Co. F, 13 N. H. 
LESLIE, LEONARD. Co. E; substitute; b. Boston, Eng.; age 20; cred. Bartlett; enl. Oct. 

7, '64; des. Sept. 18, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
LEUBEL, LEWIS. Co. D; b. Canada; age 20; cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 27, '63; must. 

in Nov. 28, '63; app. Corp. May i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LEVER, ROBERT. Co. K; b. England; age 25; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 18, '61, for 3 
mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; captured May 
5, '62, Williamsburg, Va.; released; disch. May 22, '62, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. 
Laconia. 
LEVERT, ALBERT. Co. A; b. Canada; age 25; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 23, '63; des. 

Jan. 6, '65, from Mower Gen. Hosp., Philadelphia, Pa. 
LEWARE, SAMUEL. Co. C; b. Rouse's Point, N. Y.; age 20; cred. Antrim; enl. Nov. 27, 

'63; app. Corp. July i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LEWIS. CORNELIUS. Co. I; b. Cork, Ir.; age 40; res. Concord. Transf. from 17 N. H. 
April 16, '63; disch. disab. May 16, '63, Concord. Subsequent service, Co. K, 11 Mass. 
P. O. ad. Concord. 
LIBAROS, PIERRE. Co. F; b. France; age 24; res. New York city; cred. Lisbon; enl. 



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Nov. 30, '63; dcs. April II, '64, Yorktown, Va.; returned July 29, '64; dcs. to the enemy 

Sept. 3, '64, Bermuda Hundred, Va. 
LINDEN, JAMES F. Co. A; b. Philadelphia, Pa.; age 16; res. Philadelphia, Pa.; enl. 

Sept. 6, '61; must, in Sept. 17, '61, as Muse; disch. Sept. 16, '64, Wilson's Landing, Va. 

P. O. ad. Washington, D. C. 
LINDSAY, JAMES. Co. D; b. Nova Scotia; age 28; cred. Merrimack; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. Oct. 28, '64, near Fair Oaks, Va. 
LINDSEY, JOHN. Unassigned; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, '63; orig- 
inally assigned to 2 Regt., but failed to join it; assigned to i N. H. Light Batty.; must. 

out June 9, '65. 
LINK, GOTTFRIED. Co.F; b. Germany; age 29; cred. Bow; enl. Nov. 20, '63; disch. June 

8, '65, Point Lookout, Md. 
LINSCOTT, CHARLES E. Co. D; b. Somersworth; age 16. Trans, from 10 N. H., as 

Muse, June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LITTLE, THOMAS B. Co. B; b. Warren; age 22; res. Concord; enl. May 13, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; app. Corp. Nov. i, '62; disch. Aug. 18, '63, to accept promotion; no rec- 
ord of commission ; did not re-enter service. P. O. ad. Concord. 
LITTLEFIELD, CHARLES H. Co. C; b. Great Falls; age 18; enl. Aug. 12, '61, at Ports- 
mouth; must, in Aug. 27, '61 ; des. June 29, '62, Fair Oaks, Va. 
LITTLEFIELD, JOSHUA F. Co. F; b. Wells, Me.; age 32; res. Somersworth; app. i Lt. 

June 4, '61; must, in to date May 27, '61; app. Capt. Co. H, Aug. i, '61; transf. to Co. 

B, May 23, '62; wd. Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. Died wds. Sept. 17, '62. 
LLOYD, WILLIAM B. Co. F; b. Pennsylvania; age 20; cred. Webster; enl. Nov. 20, '63. 

Died, disease, Nov. 30, '64, New Haven, Conn. 
LOCK, CHARLES A. Co. E; b. Concord; age 23; res. Loudon; enl. April 22, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; app. Corp. Sept. 

I, '61; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. Scrgt. Jan. i, '64; re-enl. Feb. 2, '64; must. 

in Feb. 16, '64; app. i Sergt. July i, '64; i Lt. Co. G, July 10, '64; resigned May 11, '65. 

P. O. ad. Ryan, Iowa. 
LOCKE, JAMES I. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 21; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 19, *6i, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 8, '61; app. Corp. 

July, '62; Scrgt. April, '63; i Sergt. July, '63; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; wd. June 3, '64, Cold 

Harbor, Va.; app. i Lt. June 24, '64; Capt. April i, '65; must, put Dec. 19, '65. P. O. 

ad. Providence, R. I. 
LOCKE, WILLIAM. Co. K; b. Seabrook; age 32; res. Seabrook; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; must, out June 

21, '64. 
LOCKHART, THOMAS. Co. C; b. Scotland; age 34; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 27, '63; 

des. Jan. 15, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
LOGAN, JOHNSON C. Co. D; b. Glasgow, Scot.; age 38; res. Dover; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; captured 

Aug, 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; released; must, out June 21, '64. Died Jan. 27, '91, Roch- 
ester. 
LONG, CHARLES. Co. F; b. New Jersey; age 31; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63; 

des. Dec. 4, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
LONG, HENRY. Co.F; substitute; b. Vermont; age 21; cred. Hinsdale; enl. Dec. 7, '64; 

des. March 15. '65, Kinsale, Va. 
LONG, MICHAEL E. Co. K; b. Salem, Mass.; age 21; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 22, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; missing 

Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, V2.; gained from missing; app. Corp. Jan., '64; must, out June 

21, '64. P. O. ad. Portsmouth. 
LONG, NICHOLAS. Co. E; b, Ireland; age 19; res. South Newmarket; enl. May 3, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 3, '61; app. Corp. 

July I, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; must, out 

June 21, '64. 
LOOBY, HUGH. Co. H; b. Taunton, Mass.; age 21; res. Taunton, Mass.; enl. May 3, '61, 



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forsmos.; not must, in; re-enl. May lo, '6i, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; disch. 

disab. Jan. 13, '63, Washington, D. C. 
LOPEZ, CHARLES. Co. F; b. Cuba; age 26; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; disch. June 

8, '6s, Point Lookout, Md. 
LORD, ELBIN. Co. H; b. Lebanon, Me.; age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. April 26, '61, for 

3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '6z; wounded and 

captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Vi. Died wds. July 23, '61, Richmond, Va. 
LORD, JAMES J. Co. C; b. Berwick, Me.; age 21: les. Manchester; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Farmington. 
LORD, JOHN F. Co. D; b. Dover; age 18; res. Dover; enj. April 20, '61, for 3 mos.; not 

must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; captured July 2, '63, Get- 
tysburg, Pa.; released; must, out June 21, '64. 
LORD, JOHN H. Co. D; substitute; b. Milton; age 25. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, 

'65. Died, disease, Aug. 18, '65, Warsaw, Va. 
LORD, JOHN W. Co. H; b. Lebanon, Me.; age 23; res. Somersworth; enl. April 25, *6i, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June s, '61; app. Corp. 

Oct. I, '61; Sergt. June i, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. 2 Lt. Co. E, July 2, 

'63; must, out June 21, '64. Died May 21, '79, Lebanon. 
LORD, OLIVER. Co. D; b. Somersworth; age 22; res. Somersworth; enl. April 30, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; des. July i8, 

'63, Washington, D. C. ; gained from des. Aug. 10, '63; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Ports- 
mouth ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LORD, THOMAS. Co. K; b. New Brunswick; age 37; res. St. John, N. B.; cred. Keene; 

enl. Dec. 3, '63; captured Oct. 27, '64; confined Oct. 28, '64, Richmond, Va., and Nov. 4, 

'64, Salisbury, N. C. No further record. 
LORD, WOODBURY. Co. H; b. South Berwick, Me.; age 21; res. Somersworth; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 27, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61; 

captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled May 28, '62. Died March 20, '63, Great 

Falls, of disease caused by being stabbed by Lorenzo Hanse. 
LORING, PHILIP. Co. I; b. France; age 24; cred. Stratham; enl. Nov. 30, '63; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. 
LOVEJOY, HENRY H. Co. F; b. Littleton; age 26; res. Littleton; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must, out Oct. 9, '63. P. O. ad. Littleton. 
LOVERING, SAMUEL G. Co. C; b. Loudon; age 32; res. Loudon; enl. May 9, '61; must. 

in June i, '61; disch. disab. Aug. 28, '61, Washington, D. C. Subsequent service, Co. G, 

15 N. H.; killed May 27, '63, Port Hudson, La. 
LOWD, SEDLEY A, Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 20; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 21, *6i; 

must, in June 8, '61; des. April 18, '63, Portsmouth; gained from des. Sept. 2, '63; must. 

out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Co. L, i N. H. H. Art. P. O. ad. Deny Depot. 
LOWELL, GEORGE. Co. I; b. Bangor, Me.; age 43; cred. Dover; enl. Dec. 1, '63; miss- 
ing June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.. Supposed killed. 
LUCAS, JOHN. Co. E; substitute; b. France; age 21; cred. Hampton; enl. Dec. 2, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LUCAS, HARVEY H. Co. F; b. Lancaster; age 30; res. Lancaster; enl. for 9 mos. Transf. 

from 17 N. H., April 16, '63; missing July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; gained from missing; 

must, out Oct. 9, '63. Subsequent service, Co. H, 9 N. H. P. O. ad. Canaan, Vt. 
LULL, CHARLES A. Co. B; b. Concord; age 15. Transf. from 13 N. H. as Muse. June 21, 

'65 ; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LUMBECK, ASEPH. Co. K; b. Sweden; age 21; cred. Cornish; enl. Dec. 4, '63; wd. June 

3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. ; app. Corp. Nov. i, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LUMERUN, LEWIS. Co. F; substitute; b. Germany; age 38; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, 

'63; wd. June 3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; disch. disab. June 29, '65, Fort Schuyler, N. Y. 

Harbor. 
LUNNON, THOMAS. Co. F^ b. New Jersey; age 28: cred. Orange; enl. Nov. 21, '63; des. 

Dec. 25, '63, Point Lookout, Md. 
LYFORD, WILLIAM O. Co. F; b. New Hampshire; age 18; res. Laconia; enl. April 19, 



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'61, for 3 mo8.; not must, in; rc-cnl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61, as 
Corp.; disch. (a minor) Sept. 4/61, Bladensburg, Md. Subsequent service, Sergt., pro. 

2 Lt. and i Lt. Co. B, 5 N. H. 

LYLE, ALEXANDER. Co. G; b. Scotland; age 18; res. Dublin; enl. April 27, '61, for 3 

mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '6x; killed May 5, 

'62, Williamsburg, Va. 
LYMAN, LUCIUS C. Band; b. Winchester; age^38; res. Winchester; enl. July 29, '61; 

must, in Aug. 7, '6x, as 3 Class Muse.; disch. April 2, '62. P. O. ad. Winchester. 
LYNCH, JAMES J. Co. E; substitute; b. Canada; age 23; cred, Clarksville; enl. Oct. 15, 

'64; app. Corp. March i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Sterling, Wis. 
LYNCH, JOHN. Co. A; b. Massachusetts; age 29; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 24, '63; wd. 

June 30, '64, near Petersburg, Va.; des. Nov. 17, '64, from Gen. Hosp., Fort Monroe, Va. 
LYNCH, JOHN. Co. I; b. Durham, Can.; age 29; res. Holdemess; enl. Dec. 2, '63; des. 

April 20, '64, Point Lookout, Md.; apprehended; returned to duty Sept. 5, '64; des. Nov. 

18, '64, while on furlough. 
LYON, SASCHAEL. Co. I; b. Venice, Italy; age 26; cred. Hampton; enl. Dec. 2, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
LYONS, TIMOTHY. Co. A; b. Massachusetts; age 20; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 24, '63; 

disch. May 16, '65, Concord. 
MACE, CHARLES A. Co. B; b. Dover; age 19; res. Boston, Mass.; enl. and must, in June 

I, '61 ; disch. disab. June 23, '63, Concord. 
MACE, JOHN H. Co. B; b. Dover; age 18; res. Boston, Mass.; enl. and must, in June x, 

'61; wd. Dec. X4, '62, Fredericksburg, Va.; app. Corp. Jan., '63; must, out June 21, '64. 

P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
MACE, THOMAS B. Co. K; b. Plaistow; age 18; res. Danville; enl. Aug. 22, '61; must, in 

Aug. 28, '6x; killed May 5, '62, Williamsburg, Va. 
MADDEN, FRANCIS. Co. C; b. Dublin, Ir.; age 19. Transf. from xo N. H. June 2X, '65; 

must, out Dec. X9, '65. 
MAGILIO, JOSEPH. Co. E; b. Italy; age 2x; res. Italy; cred. Newmarket; enl. Nov. 23, 

'63; must, in Nov. 25, '63; wd. June i, '64, Cold Harbor, Va.; des. Nov. 18, '64, Chester 

Gen. Hosp., Chester, Pa. 
MAGOON, GEORGE H. Co. I; b. East Kingston; age 18; cred. East Kingston; enl. Nov. 

30, '63; must, in Dec. 2, '63 ; app. Corp. July x, '64; Scrgt. May x, '65; must, out Dec. 

X9, '65. 
MAHONEY, THOMAS J. Co. D; b. Rowley, Mass.; age 21; res. Farmington; enl. April 

25, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 10, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June x, '61 ; wd. 

Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. wds. Feb. 4, '63, Fredericksburg, Va. P. O. ad. 

South Boston, Mass. 
MAHONY, JEREMIAH. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 29; res. Greenland; enl. April 29, '6x, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 2x, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '6x; app. Corp. 
July, '6x ; killed Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. 

MALEY, THOMAS. Co. F; substitute; b. Charlottetown, P. E. I.; age 2x; cred. Effingham; 

enl. Oct. X3, '64; des. to the enemy Feb. 4, '65, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
MALONE, TIMOTHY. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 27; res. Troy, N. Y.; cred. Cornish; enl. 

Dec. X, '63; des. April 10, '64, Yorktown, Va.; apprehended; returned to duty July xr, 

'64 ; must, out Dec. X9, '65. 
MALONE, TIMOTHY. Unassigned; b. England; age 24; cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 27, 

'63; must, in Nov. 28, '63; des. Dec. ix, '63, Long Island, Boston Harbor, Mass. 
MALONEY, JAMES. Co. F; substitute; b. Canada; age 26; cred. Brentwood; enl. Oct. 5, 

'64; des. to the enemy Feb. 4, '65, in the field, Va. 
A\fALONY, JAMES. Co. G; b. Ireland; age 23; cred. Epsom; enl. Dec. i, '63; des. Jan. 

27, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
MALOY, PETER. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 22; res. Georgetown, Mass.; enl. April X9, '61, 

for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May xx, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '6x; app. Corp.; 

des. May 25, '63, Concord; apprehended; joined Co. Sept. 26, '64; dishon. disch. as a 

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MANEY, THOMAS F., ^//V^r Thomas Manning. Co. G; substitute; b. Boston, Mass.; age 
22; res. Lewiston, Me. Transf. from xo N. H., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. 

0. ad. Boston, Mass. 

MANNING, CHARLES R. Co. E; b. Mont Vernon; age 15; res. Concord (Fisherville, now 

Penacook). Transf. from 12 N. H., as Muse., June 21, '65; app. Corp. Oct. i, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
MANNING, RODNEY A. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 22; res. Manchester; enl. April 

22, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '6x, as 

Sergt.; transf. to Co. B, 2 Cav., U. S. A., Oct. 27, '62. Killed Aug. i, '63, Brandy Sta- 
tion, Va., while a Private. 
MANNING, THOMAS. See Thomas F. Maney. 
MANSERGH, HENRY. Co. E; substitute; b. Canada; age 32; cred. Newbury; enl. Oct. 

4, '64. Died, disease, Feb. 11, '65, 24 Army Corps Field Hosp., Va. 
MANSON, ALVAH. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 19; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 20, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '6z; app. Corp. 

Feb., '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Warsaw, N. Y. 
MANZER, JAMES M. Co. F; b. Vermont; age 18; cred. Hooksett; enl. Nov. 13, '63; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Montgomery, Vt. 
MARDEN, ALFRED L. Co. B; b. Concord; age 23; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 6, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; disch. disab. March 10, '63, Georgetown, D. C. P. O. ad. West Concord. 
MAREAU, PETER. Co. H; b. New York; age 28; res. Troy, N. Y.; cred. Cornish; enl. 

Dec. 2, '63; des. Sept. 8, '65, Fredericksburg, Va. 
MARIETE, THOMAS. Co. K; b. Italy; age 28; res. Italy; cred. Keene; enl. Dec. 4, '63; 

des. and apprehended April 11, '64, Yorktown, Va. ; des. Sept. 21, '64, Wilson's Landing, 

Va. 
MARKS, WILLIAM. See Joseph Clark. 
MARR, JOHN. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 20; enl. May 21, '61; must, in June 8, '61; wounded 

severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. wds. Jan. 16, '63, Washington, D. C. 
MARSH^ HENRY H. Co. A; b. Keene; age 20; res. Keene; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; 

not must, in; re-enl. Maysa, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; must, out June 21, '64. 
MARSHALL, CHRISTOPHER J. Co. K; b. Annapolis, N. S.; age 22; res. Portsmouth; 

enl. April 19, '6x, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 

8, '61, as Corp.; wd. and missing July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; gained from missing; disch. 

wds. July 18, '62. Died Aug. 18, '70. 
MARSHALL, EDWARD. Co. B; substitute; b. Huntington, Can.; age 28; cred. Exeter; 

enl. Aug. 8, '64 ; disch. to date Dec. 19, '65. 
MARSHALL, THOMAS E. Co. G; b. Mason; age 23; res. Mason; enl. April 29, '61, for 3 

mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, '61, as Sergt.; wd. 

July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. i Sergt. Sept. i, '63; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. i Lt. Co. 

1, June 24, '64; Capt. April 27, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Greenville. 
MARSTON, OILMAN. F. andS.; b. Orford; age 49; res. Exeter; app. Col. June 4, '61; 

must, in June 10, '61; wd. severely July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. April 16, '63, to 

accept promotion. Subsequent service, Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols. Died July 3, '90, Exeter. 
M ARTIE, JOHN A. Co. A; substitute; b. Edinburg, Scot.; age 23. Transf. from 10 N. H. 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
MARTIN, ADDISON S. Co. B; b. Hooksett; age 37; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 9, '62; disch. 

June 2, '65, Fort Monroe, Va. In State service from April 22, '6t, to May 11, '61. P. O. 

ad. West Concord. 
MARTIN, DANIEL. Co. C; b. Canada; age 18; res. Goflstown; enl. May 21, '61, must, in 

Junei, *6i; captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; exchanged; must, out June 21, '64. 

P. O. ad. South Boston, Mass. 
MARTIN, DANIEL S. Co. B; b. Hooksett; age 23; res. Concord; enl. Aug. 7, '62; must. 

in Aug. 12, '62; wd. Dec. 14, '62, Fredericksburg, Va. Died wds. Dec. 17, '62, near Fal- 
mouth, Va. 
MARTIN, EDWARD. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 35; cred. Dublin; enl. Nov. 20, '63; returned 

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MARTIN, HAZEN B. Co. I; b. New Hampshire; age 27; res. Manchester; enl. April 22, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 7, '61, as 

Corp.; resigned warrant Nov. i, '61; captured June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va ; re- 
leased; disch. disab. June x8, '63, Concord. P. O. ad. Franklin. 
MARTIN, HENRY. Co. F; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; res. Martin's Location; enl. 

Oct. 6, '64; app. Corp. Oct. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
MARTIN, JAMES. Co. F; b. Donegal, Ir.; age 18; res. Lancaster; enl. March 6, '62; capt. 

June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va.; paroled July 19, '62; transf. to Co. K, 4 Art., U. S. 

A., Nov. 5, '62; disch. March 6, '65, Petersburg, Va. 
MARTIN, JAMES M. Co. D; b. Woonsocket, R. I.; age 18; res. Chesterfield; enl. Sept. 4, 

'6x; must, in Sept. 17, '61. Died, disease, Aug. 7, '62, Harrison's Landing, Va. Prior 

service, Co. G, i N. H. 
MARTIN, JOHN. Co. G; b. Ireland; age 27. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, '65; must. 

out Dec. 19, '65. 
MASON, CHARLES. Co. F; substitute; b. Canada; age 21; ci«d. Manchester; enl. Oct. x8, 

'64; disch. Dec. 10, '65, City Point, Va. 
MASON, GEORGE. Co. E; b. England; age 29; cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 27, '63; fur- 

loughed June 28, '64, from Knight Gen. Hosp., New Haven, Conn.; absent without leave. 

No further record. 
MASON, JOHN A. Co. C; b. Vermont; age 32; res. Manchester; enl. May 11, '61; must. 

in June i, '61 ; disch. disab. July 10, '61. Subsequent service, Co. G, 4 N. H., and Co. 

D, 10 N. H. 
MASON, LEWIS. Co. H; b. France; age 39; res. Canada; cred. Bath; enl. Dec. i, '63; 

missing Oct. 28, '64, Fair Oaks, Va. ; gained from missing Feb. 16, '65 ; must, out Dec. 

i9» '65. 
MASTERS, CHARLES A. Co. E; b. New York city; age 21; res. South Newmarket; enl. 

May 3, '61 ; must, in June 3, '61 ; des. Nov. i, '62, near Fairfax Seminary, Va. 
MATHEWS, GEORGE. Co. G; b. New York city; age 20; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63. 

Died Oct. 27, '65, Tappahannock, Va. 
MAX, AUGUSTUS. Co. D; substitute; b. Switzeriand; age 27. Transf. from 10 N. H., 

June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
MAXWELL, OLIVER F. Co. K; b. Portsmouth; age 22; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 19, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61, as 

Sergt.; disch. disab. Aug. i, '61, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Portsmouth. 
MAY, JAMES»A. Co. B; b. Massachusetts; age 23; res. Rowley, Mass. ; enl. May 27, '61; 

must, in June x, '6x; disch. disab. Oct. 22, '62, Philadelphia, Pa. 
MAYER. See Meyer. 
MAYERS, CHARLES. Co. H; b. Germany; age 24; res. New York; cred. Holdemess; 

enl. Dec. 2, '63; furloughed June x8, '64, from De Camp Gen. Hosp., David's Isl., N. Y. 

Harbor. No further record. 
MAYERS. See Meyers and Myers. 
MAYHEW, JAMES. Co. F; b. England; age 21; res. Bamston, C. E.; enl. May 2, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '6x; wd. Aug. 29, 

'62, Bull Run, Va.; re-enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Conway; must out Dec. X9, '65. Died June, 

'95, Albany. 
MAYO, GILES H. Co. B; b. Eden, Me.; age x8; res. Bedford, Mass.; enl. May 27, '61; 

must, in June i, '6x; app. Corp. May 6, '63; wd. July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; re-enl. Jan. 

I, '64; disch. disab. Aug. 24, '64, Washington, D. C. 
McAULEY, JAMES. Co. A; b. Roscommon, I r.; age 23. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 2x, 

'65 ; must, out Dec. X9, '65. 
McCABE, JOHN. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 23; res. Dover; enl. April 18, '61, for 3 mos.; not 

must, in; re-enl. May xo, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June i, '61; must, out June 21, '64. 
McCAFFRY, PATRICK. Co. F; b. St. Sylvester, Can.; age 22; res. Lancaster; enl. May 6, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '6x, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '6x. Died, 

disease, July 8, '62. 
McCarthy, CALLAGHAN J Co. G; b. Ireland; age 28; res. Temple. Transf. from xo 

N. H., June 2x, '65; must, out Dec. X9, '65. P. O. ad. Jaffrey. 



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McCarthy, timothy. Co. E; substitute; b. Ireland; age 25; cred. Wakefield: enl. OcU 

3, '64; des. to the enemy Nov. 9, '64, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
Mccarty, JOHN. Co. F; substitute; b. Ireland: age 29; cred. Nelson; enl. Dec 5, '64; 

des. Jan. i, '65, Chaffin's Farm, Va.; gained from desertion; des. Sept. 14, '65, Freder- 
icksburg, Va. 
Mccarty, THOMAS. Co. F; substitute; b. Canada; age ao; cred. Lyme; enl. Dec. 5, '64: 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McCARY, EDWARD B. Co. C; substitute: b. Monahan, In; age 24. Transf. from xoN. 

H. June 21, '65; des. Sept. 8, '65, Tappahannock, Va. 
McCATHERINE, THOMAS. Co. B; b. Boston, Mass.; age 27: res. Boston, Mass.; enl. 

May 27, '6z; must, in June i, '6z ; des. June 12, '6x, Portsmouth. 
McCAWLEY. SeeMcAuley. 
McCLOUD, FRANK. Co. G; substitute; b. Scotland; age 22. Transf. from 10 N. H. June 

21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McCONNELL, ROBERT. Co. H; b. Ireland; age 45; res. Enfield; cred. Canaan; enl. Dec. 

I, '63: disch. disab. May 22, '65. Prior service, Co. H, 11, N. H. P. O. ad. Bethel, Me. 
McCORMICK, GEORGE. Co. F; substitute: b. New Brunswick; age 26; cred. Manchester; 

enl. Oct. 17, '64; des. to the enemy Nov. 19, '64, Chaffin's Farm, Va. 
McCORMICK, JAMES. Co. K; b. Ireland; age 38: cred. Andover; enl. Nov. 20, '63. Died, 

disease, Sept. 2, '64, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
McCOY, PATRICK. Unassigned; substitute: b. Ireland; age 20; cred. Enfield; enl. Dec. 

8, '64; des. Dec. 10, '64, en route to Galloup's Island, Boston Harbor, Mass. 
McCOY, STEPHEN. Co. H; b. Canada; age 22; res. Canada; cred. Bath; enl. Dec. 2, '63; 

app. Corp. Sept. i, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McCULLEY, ROBERT. Co. F; substitute; b. Canada; age 30; cred. Francestown; enl. 

Oct. 6, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McCULLUM, JOHN. Co. F; substitute: b. Scotland: age 33; cred. Canaan; enl. Dec. 3, 

'64; app. Corp. Jan. i, '65; Sergt. Sept. i, '65: must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McCUNE, JOHN. Co. G; substitute; b. England; age 23; cred. New Hampton; enl. Dec. 

6, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McDonald, JAMES. . Co. a. See James McDowell. 
McDONALD„ JAMES. Co. K; b. Nova Scotia; age 20; res. Nova Scotia; cred. Keene; enl. 

Dec. 3, '63: des. June 11, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. 
McDonald, JOHN. Co. D; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Manchester; enlisted Nov. 27, '63; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McDonald, JOHN. Unassigned; b. Ireland; age 24: cred. Hillsborough; enl. and must. 

in Nov. 14, '63. No further record. 
McDonald, JOHN S. Co. K; b. Chelsea, Mass.; age 26; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 24, 

'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; app. 

Corp. July, '61: Sergt. May, '62; i Sergt. May, '63: 2 Lt. Co. G, July 13, '63; transf. to 

Co. K, Dec. 10, '63; must, out June 21, '64. P. O. ad. Norway, Me. 
Mcdonough, OWEN. Co. K; b. England; age 29; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 17, '63; de- 
serted; apprehended; executed for des. April 29, '64, Williamsburg, Va., by sentence G. 

C. M. 
McDowell, JAMES, alias James McDonald. Co. A; substitute; b. St. John, N. B.; age 

17. Transf. from 10 N. H., June 21, '65: must. 6ut Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Soldiers' 

Home, Chelsea, Mass. 
McEVOY, JOHN. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 21; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 14, '63: killed 

May 14, '64, Drewry's Bluft, Va. 
McGINNESS, ARTHUR. Co. D; b. New Brunswick; age 18; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 

27, '63: des. April 15, '64, Point Lookout, Md. 
McGLAUFLIN, CHARLES A. Co. C; b. Westborough, Mass.; age 18: res. Manchester; 

enl. May 13, '61; must, in June i, '61: wd. severely Aug. 29, '62, Bull Run, Va.; app. 

Corp. Sept. I, '62; Sergt. Jan. i, '63; i Sergt. July 2, '63: re-enl. Jan. i, '64; app. i Lt. 

Co. E, June 24, '64 ; disch. May 17, '65. 
McGOVARN, FELIX. Co. C; b. Ireland; age 21; res. Shirley, Mass.; enl. May 21, '61; 

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McGRATH, PATRICK. Co. A; b. Ireland; age a6; cred. Manchester; enl. Nov. 23, '63; 
des. Dec. 5, '64, Philadelphia, Pa. 

McGRATH, PATRICK. Co. D; substitute; b. Fermanagh, Ir.; age 40. Transf. from 10 N. 
H. June 2x, '65; disch. disab. Oct. 17, '65. 

McGRAW, MORRIS F, Co. K; b. Boston, Mass. ; age 31; res. Portsmouth; enl. May 31, 
'61; must, in June 8, *6i; captured May 5, '63, Williamsburg, Va.; released; disch. May 
23, '63, Washington, D. C. P. O. ad. Cambridgeport, Mass. 

McGUE, PETER. Co. E; b. Ireland; age 19; cred. Dunbarton; enl. Nov. 37, '63; must, in 
Nov. 38, '63; S. O. 368, War Dept., Adjt. Gen. Office, dated May 31, '65, orders his dis- 
charge, he being a minor. No further record. 

McGUIRE, JAMES. Co. I; b. Deny, Ir.; age 37; cred. Chester; enl. Dec. 3, '63; wd. June 
3, '64, Cold Harbor, Va,; disch. disab. May 39, '65. 

McGUIRE, PHILIP. Co. B; b. Ireland; age 33; cred. Portsmouth; enl. Dec. 5, '64; des. 
March 35, '65, White House, Va. 

McHUGH, PATRICK. Co. G; substitute; b. Ireland; age 24; cred. Marlborough; enl. Dec. 
7, '64; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

McINNIS, ANGUS. Co. D; b. Nova Scotia; age 34. Transf. ftom 10 N. H., June 31, '65; 
must, out Dec. 19, '65. 

McINTIRE, CHARLES E. Co. G; b. Lancaster; age 39; cred. Lancaster; enl. April 30, 
'63; must, in April 31, '63; disch. disab. June 3, '65, Philadelphia, Pa. P. O. ad. Lan- 
caster. 

McINTIRE, JAMES. Co. F; substitute; b. Ireland; age 24; cred. Deerfield; enl. Oct. 10, 
'64; des. April 30, '65; apprehended May 11, '65; sentenced by G. C. M. to be dishonora- 
bly discharged, to forfeit all pay and allowances and to be confined at hard labor 3 years, 
at Norfolk, Va. ; confined at Norfolk, Va., June 19, '65; sent to hosp. July 7, '65, and 
escaped July 17, '65. No further record. 

McINTIRE. SeeMcIntyre. 

McINTOSH, CHARLES H. Co. A; b. Saratoga, N. Y.; age 36; res. Swanzey; enl. April 
25, '61, for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-enl. May 23, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in May 31, '61 ; re- 
enl. Jan. i, '64; cred. Portsmouth; killed June 6, '64, Cold Harbor, Va. 

McINTYRE, WILLIAM C. Co. K; b. Scotland; age 33; res. Portsmouth; enl. April 37, 
'61, for 3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 31, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 8, '61; must, 
out June 21, '64. Subsequent service, Co. D, 9 N. H. 

McINTYRE. SeeMcIntire. 

McKINNON, DANIEL B. Unassigned; b. Rhode Island; age 31; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 
31, '63; forwarded to 3 N. H. by error under name of William Nash, and taken up on roll 
of Co. A for Dec, '63; dropped from subsequent rolls as William Nash, and taken up as 
Daniel B. McKinnon; wd. May 13, '64, Drewry's Bluft, Va. Died wds. July 16, '64, Pt. 
Lookout, Md. 

McKINNON, GEORGE W. Co. C; b. Colebrook; age 19; res. Manchester; enl. Aug. 17, 
'61 ; must, io Aug. 34, '61 ; wd. severely Aug. 39, '63, Bull Run, Va. ; disch. Aug. 30, '64, 
near Petersburg, Va. Prior service, Co. C, i N. H. 

McKINNON, MALCOM. Co. C; b. Pittsburg; age 31; res. Manchester; enl. Aug. 16, '61; 
must, in Aug. 34, '61 ; wd. severely July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. ; disch. disab. Dec. 22, 
'63, Point Lookout, Md. Prior service, Co. K, i N. H.; subsequent, Co. F, 13 V. R. C. 
P. O. ad. Bartlett. 

McKINNON, WALTER H. Co. E; b. Manchester; age 18; res. Manchester; enl. Aug. 10, 
'61 ; must, in Aug. 19, '61 ; disch. Aug. 18, '64, near Petersburg, Va. 

McLEAN, JAMES. Co. E; substitute; b. Scotland; age 36; cred. Hanover; enl. Oct. 4, '64; 
must out Dec. 19, '65. P. O. ad. Nat. Military Home, Ohio. 

McMANUS, MICHAEL. Co. A; b. New York city ; age 23; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. May 5, 
'61, for 3 mos.; not must in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; wd. 
July 2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa.; app. Corp. Dec i, '63; must, out June 21, '64. Died Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 

McMARIE, ROBERT W. Co. G; b. Scotland; age 23; cred. Nashua; enl. Nov. 30, '63; des. 
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McM ASTER, JOHN. Co. C; b. Scotland; age 40; cred. Goffstown; enl. Nov. 27, '63. Died, 

disease, Dec. 12, '64, Point of Rocks, Va. 
McMillan, THOMAS. Co. F; b. Ireland; age 33: cred. HiUsborough; enl. Nov. 16, '63J 

transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. 
McNALLY, JOHN. Co. B; substitute; b. Ireland; age 22; cred. Freedom; enl. Oct. 5, '64; 

must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
McNEIL, JAMES. Co. B. See Hugh O'Neil. 
McNEIL, PAUL. Co. F; b. Scotland; age 43; cred. Concord; enl. Nov. 17, '63; must, out 

Dec. 19, '65. 
McNICHOLS, DANIEL. Co. K; b. Deny, Ir.; age 36; cred. East Kingston; enl. Nov. 17, 

•63 ; transf. to U. S. Navy April 30, '64. P. O. ad. Boston, Mass. 
McPHERSON, JOHN. Co. F; b. Nova Scotia; age 33; cred. Hillsborough; enl. Nov. 16, 

'63; captured Oct. 28, '64; released. Died March 4, '65, Annapolis, Md. 
McQUNEY, MICHAEL. Co. E; b. St. Albans, Vt.; age 28; res. North Hampton; enl. for 9 

mos. Transf. from 17 N. H. April 16, '63; must out Oct. 9, '63. 
McROBBIE, ALEXANDER. Co. G; b. Scotland; age 33; res. Milford; enl. April 25, '61, 

for 3 mos. ; not must, in; re-cnl. May 25, '61, for 3 yrs. ; must, in June 5, '61 ; killed July 

2, '63, Gettysburg, Pa. 
MEAD, JAMES M. Co. F; b. Holdemess; age 18; res. New Hampton; enl. April 19, '61, for 

3 mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 4, '61; disch. disab. 

Oct. 23, '61, Portsmouth. Subsequent service, Sergt. Co. E, 12 N. H. 
MEADER, HAMILTON A. Co. C; b. Tamworth; age 23; res. Boston, Mass.; enl. May 21, 

'61; must, in June i, '61; app. Corp. Sept., '61; des. Feb. 10, '63. near Falmouth, Va. 
MEDLEY, RICHARD. Co. C; (colored under cook) ; b. St. Mary's County, Md.; age 21; 

res. St. Mary's County, Md. Transf. from 12 N. H. June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65, 
MEHEL, JACOB. Co. B; substitute; b. Darmstadt, Ger.; age 25. Transf. from 13 N. H. 

as Corp., June 21, '65; must, out Dec. 19, '65. 
MELLEN, JAMES L. Co. G: b. Washington; age 20; res. Washington; enl. May 2, '61, for 

3 mos.i not must, in; re-enl. May 15, '61, for 3 yrs.; must, in June 5, *6i. Died, disease, 

Jan. 19, '63, W